First, let us discuss Matisse. Matisse's painting is inspired by Cezanne's The Large Bathers in the sense that the colors and stage setting are similar. While the blue suggest lightness however the mood of the painting itself is not light-hearted in Cezanne's painting. The lighter yellow and the freedom to leak outside of the lines in the Matisse painting makes it a much more cheerful one.
Matisse breaks away from Cezanne in the method he has of skewing the scales in his painting.
While Matisse uses the setting of the stage in similar