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Mother and Child, 1921

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) oil on canvas at the Art Institute of Chicago. Written near the painting: In 1917 Picasso traveled to Rome to design sets and costumes for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Impressed by the ancient and Renaissance art of the city, he began painting monumental figures inspired by antiquity. His new classical style was…

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) The Basket of Apples, c. 1893

From www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=2&resource=65: Will the apples fall off the table? Explore the tension between stability and imbalance in this late still life by Cezanne. Many of Paul Cézanne’s late still lifes depict complex arrangements whose artificial character underscores the artist’s role as contriver. They are, however, very different from the seventeenth-century Dutch prototypes to which they…