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April 12, 2017

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The Card Players
Paul Cézanne

This is the first version of a recurrent theme, and I like it the most. It's pretty small too, about 25"x32", but it's a small and intimate scene, so I guess the size fits. And the pipe rack on the wall is odd, and oddly endearing.

[addendum] Commenter YupYupYo tells us that those are public pipes, to be returned after use. They are made of clay, and the user is to bite break off the soggy portion, leaving a fresh, dry pipe for the next user. [That's faintly disgusting]


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