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Paul Cezanne, celebrated still life artist, decided to do the unthinkable and refused to paint popular subjects of the time like biblical scenes and historical figures. He used simple objects like apples, pears, and oranges to elevate the lowest rung of the art hierarchy, still life. Listen to this radio story with students to learn why.
Story Length: 5:25
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AIR DATE: 07/10/2014