The Card Players - Paul Cézanne

The "The Card Players" series is one of the most important and famous works Cézanne has worked on for many years. While Cézanne describes a scene from everyday life, he creates a composition that aims to show the figure in space. It makes five versions of this scene. In the second version, it reduces the number of people from five to four and in the last three pictures from four to two. These paintings are also important in terms of the development of the painter.



The Card Players, 1890-1892, Oil on canvas, 135.3 x 181.9 cm, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, US. 


The Card Players, 1890-1892, Oil on canvas, 65.4 x 81.9 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. 


The Card Players, 1890-1895, Oil on canvas, 47.5 x 57 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. 


The Card Players, 1892-1896, Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm, Courtauld Gallery, London, UK. 


The Card Players, 1892-1893, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm, Private collection.



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