Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Still Life with Flowers and Fruit
Henri Fantin-Latour (French, Grenoble 1836-1904 Buré)
Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses
Paul Cézanne (French, Aix-en-Provence 1839-1906 Aix-en-Provence)
In a thoughtful and thought-provoking essay compare Fantin-Latour, Cezanne and Vincent. Be sure to:
explain, as best you can how you see the two later artists, both considered to be avant-garde, challenging the idea of what art is represented by the status quo Fantin-Latour.
based around your own opinion (please don’t use I statements), and using discussions from class — where appropriate — write a persuasive paragraph or two that explains who you see as more avant-garde Vincent or Cezanne.
finally what does this tell you about the direction art was moving in the late 19th century and where it might go in terms of its form as the 20th century begins.