Paul Cézanne used artistic methods to render forms in space in a manner more true to nature.
Using white chalk and acrylic paints, students will create a Cézanne-inspired still life by experimenting
with the spatial indicators of size and scale. Applying curved strokes of color, they will learn how
different color schemes also affect spatial relationships.
• Introduce students to the art of Paul Cézanne.
• Experiment with size, scale, near, far, and overlap.
• Explore color relationships: The color wheel.
Color Relationships: Also called color schemes or harmonies. They refer to the relationships of colors
on the color wheel. Basic color schemes include monochromatic, analogous, and complementary.
Perspective: A system for representing three-dimensional objects viewed in spatial recession on a twodimensional
Scale: Relative size, proportion. Used to determine measurements or dimensions within a design or work of art.
Still Life: Arrangement or work of art showing a collection of inanimate objects.