The Large Bathers (Les Grandes baigneuses)

by Paul Cézanne

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The Large Bathers (Les Grandes baigneuses) by Paul Cézanne at the Barnes Foundation.

Credit: Courtesy The Barnes Foundation

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Large Bathers is one of three large canvases depicting lounging nudes in a landscape created by Cezanne near the end of his life. His final exploration into the nude, the works are thought to illustrate his desire to connect human oneness with nature. With the bather series critics say Cézanne created some of the most radical, moving works of the 20th-century. You’ll find another of the Large Bathers just down the street at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.