Cézanne later received an inheritance of 400,000 francs from his father, which rid him of all financial worries.
In Paris, Cézanne met the Impressionist Camille Pissarro.
His still lifes are at once decorative in design, painted with thick, flat surfaces, yet with a weight reminiscent of Gustave Courbet.
The 'props' for his works are still to be found, as he left them, in his studio (atelier), in the suburbs of modern Aix.
He was strongly encouraged to make this decision by Zola, who was already living in the capital at the time.
Eventually, his father reconciled with Cézanne and supported his choice of career.Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable.He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields.Additionally, Cézanne's desire to capture the truth of perception led him to explore binocular vision graphically, rendering slightly different, yet simultaneous visual perceptions of the same phenomena to provide the viewer with an aesthetic experience of depth different from those of earlier ideals of perspective, in particular single-point perspective.His interest in new ways of modelling space and volume derived from the stereoscopy obsession of his era and from reading Hippolyte Taine’s Berkelean theory of spatial perception.To this end, he structurally ordered whatever he perceived into simple forms and colour planes.His statement "I want to make of impressionism something solid and lasting like the art in the museums", Cézanne was interested in the simplification of naturally occurring forms to their geometric essentials: he wanted to "treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone" (a tree trunk may be conceived of as a cylinder, an apple or orange a sphere, for example).; 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.Cézanne is said to have formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism.In 1863 Napoleon III created by decree the Salon des Refusés, at which paintings rejected for display at the Salon of the Académie des Beaux-Arts were to be displayed.The artists of the refused works included the young Impressionists, who were considered revolutionary.