The Card Players
The card players is a series of five paintings on the subject of the card game, which was made by the French painter Paul Cézanne between 1890 and 1895 (he started it in Switzerland and he finished it in Aix-en-Provence ). It belongs to the period of maturity (decade of 1890) in which Cézanne produces his main canvases. It exemplifies the paintings in which the characters are strongly anchored in their decoration. It is a period in which Cézanne was invited to exhibit with the Les XX group in Brussels and, later, he held his first exhibition in Paris.