Most of us are aware of Paul Cezanne, but what do you know about his less famous contemporaries? Take a look, I think you’ll be surprised.
One of the things I love about living close to London is hanging out on the South Bank.
Whether it’s visiting The South Bank Centre, Shakespeare’s Globe, The National or Tate Modern. It’s always a great day out.
Speaking of Tate Modern, I’m looking forward to visiting their Cezanne exhibition which ends this coming March.
So, what’s the big deal with Post Impressionism?
Well for a start, the Post Impressionists were the Punk Rockers of their day.
If you do some basic research on these artists, you’ll find they wanted to change the world (just like artists of today), and they undoubtedly did.
Cezanne wasn’t only the father of Post Impressionism, but the father of modern painting. So, quite a revolutionary.
I don’t know about you but I’m quite particular on what I hang on my walls. I’m always on the lookout for something different, ideally, a great talking piece and even better if it’s something that no one else has.
I began working with Leighton Fine Art over three years ago. Now I’m even more interested in art than ever before.
With surprising starting prices, Nick’s collection is truly impressive.
One of my favourite artists is Victor Charreton. I was hoping Nick was going to let me have Les Baigneuses as a bonus for all the hard work we’ve been doing (but strangely enough I think he went temporarily deaf when I mentioned it).
It’s now sold, but it will be interesting to see what it comes back on the market for (knowing my luck, much more than I could have bought it for).
As you can gather, I’ve been learning loads about Impressionism, the First Exhibition and Post-Impressionism.
I’m sure everyone’s familiar with Paul Cezanne and his work, but what most people don’t realise (hopefully it’s not just me), is that there were plenty of his lesser-known contemporaries, who created arguably as good works, that are still available at relatively modest amounts.
Maybe you don’t have the time to get along to Tate Modern, but please start researching online for this increasingly popular market.
I like to think of Cezanne as a Johnny Rotten or Bob Marley figure.
I’m looking forward to finding out.
You can learn more here: French Impressionists.
Featured image: Bateaux sur la mer pres de Kervaudu, by Ferdinand Loyen Du Puigaudeau.
About the author:
Richard Nolan is the founder of Rife Interactive and our Fractional CMO here at Leighton Fine Art.