Bathers were another of Cézanne's themes. Women bathers are usually
presented in large pyramidal groups, overlapping, mostly with their
backs to the viewer. His men generally face forward, almost in a frieze.
They are individuals in the same scenery, neither interacting nor
overlapping. There is no eye contact between any of them. Cézanne's
only real passion was his art, but that passion was never revealed on
the canvas itself.
Les baigneurs au repos
1875-76 (160 Kb); Bathers at Rest;
Oil on canvas, 82 x 102.2 cm (32 1/4 x 39 7/8 in);
The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania