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Every Picture Tells a Story: Cezanne
Cezanne
Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Smooth/Arts  |  July 10, 2018

By delving into the story of Cezanne's Card Players, Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the key influences that inspired this piece. In exploring both Cezanne's Provencal roots and his deep religious fervour, Waldemar seeks to unearth what it is that makes Cezanne's Card Players so powerful and intense. From the everyday people Cezanne interacted with, to the collective Provencal reverence to which their patron saint, Mary Magdalene, was treated - all these elements coalesced to create a painting brimming with meaning and emotion.

By delving into the story of Cezanne's Card Players, Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the key influences that inspired this piece. In exploring both Cezanne's Provencal roots and his deep religious fervour, Waldemar seeks to unearth what it is that makes Cezanne's Card Players so powerful and intense. From the everyday people Cezanne interacted with, to the collective Provencal reverence to which their patron saint, Mary Magdalene, was treated - all these elements coalesced to create a painting brimming with meaning and emotion.

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