The Large Bathers

by Paul Cézanne

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The Large Bathers by Paul Cézanne at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art

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1906
Gallery 164, European Art 1850-1900, first floor (Annenberg Galleries; Women's Committee Gallery)
(215) 763-8100

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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 Barnes Foundation.