Cezanne attended law school because his father wanted him to be a lawyer. He went to University of Aix from 1858-2861. He would also be getting drawing lessons and committed pursuing his becoming a artist. Cezanne went to Paris in 1861 and received 400,000 inheritance, his father also respected his decision.

Impressionism is using thin, small that are still visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light.