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
c. 1890-91 (130 Kb); Oil on canvas, 54.2 x 66.5 cm (21 3/8 x 26 1/8 in); The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
No. 3KP 536. Formerly collection Otto Krebs, Holzdorf
Les grandes baigneuses
1900-05 (140 Kb); Nudes in Landscape; Oil on canvas, 132.4 x 219.1 cm (52 1/8 x 86 1/4 in); The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania
1899-1906 (130 Kb); Oil on canvas, 208 x 249 cm (81 7/8 x 98 in); Philadelphia Museum of Art