"The Card Players" by Paul Cézanne

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This is one of five paintings depicting a group of men playing cards by the French Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne. The Card Players was made during a period of several years that Cézanne spent drawing and painting farmworkers on a rural estate in Aix-en-Provence. But why did he return to this subject again and again, and what makes it such a great work? Find out more with Richard Stemp.

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