Cezanne: A Modern Master

Key figure in art history who promoted the idea that the painting on a canvas is a new creation, a creation that is living, separate from the reality that it may or might not represent. In other words, the canvas combined with the creativity of the individual artist becomes the reality itself. The reality of the canvas is not dependent on exact represention of an object but rather it is dependent on the creativity of the artist to create something that is independent of any real world object yet the new reality breathes all on it own.