Sleeping Child with an Hour-Glass and Four Skulls
Prints and Drawings
|Date||between 1895 and 1900|
|Medium, technique||pencil, watercolour on white paper|
313 × 478 mm
|Collection||Prints and Drawings|
|On view||This artwork is not on display|
Instead of reflecting nature accurately, Cézanne intended to arouse in the viewer an impression of mass and depth. On this watercolour, composed out of patches and painted around 1900, the paper left blank is as much a space-forming element as the coloured brushstrokes, and it is primarily these white surfaces, which bring out the vibrating lights of the sunlit landscape.
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