Cézanne and Beyond

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The Saint Louis Art Museum; (c) 2009 Succession H. Matisse

Bathers with a Turtle, Henri Matisse, 1908
Matisse, who was consumed for years by the example of Cézanne and owned one of the Bathers paintings, adapted ideas from their forms and palette for his own series of strangely "primitive" nudes. "If Cézanne is right," Matisse once said, "I am right."

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