Friday, June 22, 2012

The Card Players - Paul Cézanne

Price in US $ - 250 million

The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. Whereas previous paintings of the genre had illustrated heightened moments of drama, Cézanne's portraits have been noted for their lack of drama, narrative, and conventional characterization.One critic described the scenes as "human still life", while another speculated the men's intense focus on their game mirrors that of the painter's absorption in his art.