Houses in Provence – Mountains in Provence (near L’Estaque)

By Paul Cezanne SKU:41258

Paul Cézanne's ""Houses in Provence - Mountains in Provence (near L'Estaque)"" is a remarkable painting created in the late 19th century. Completed around 1883-1885, it showcases Cézanne's unique style and his profound influence on modern art. The artwork captures the picturesque landscapes of Provence, a region in southern France. What makes this painting particularly special is Cézanne's innovative approach to composition and his use of geometric forms and vibrant colors. He expertly conveys the essence of the scene, blending the structures of the houses with the majestic mountains in the background, creating a harmonious and captivating visual experience.

37 cm

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Title: Paul Cézanne’s “”Houses in Provence – Mountains in Provence”” (Year Painted: 1883-1885)

Paul Cézanne, one of the most influential painters of the 19th century, created a masterpiece titled “”Houses in Provence – Mountains in Provence (near L’Estaque).”” This painting, completed between 1883 and 1885, is a testament to Cézanne’s revolutionary style and profound impact on modern art.

Located in the picturesque region of Provence in southern France, the artwork captures the essence of the idyllic landscape that inspired Cézanne throughout his career. With its harmonious blend of geometric forms, vibrant colors, and innovative composition, the painting stands as a testament to Cézanne’s unique artistic vision.

Cézanne’s approach to capturing the scene is what makes this painting truly special. His bold use of brushwork and the careful interplay between light and shadow bring the houses and mountains to life, creating a sense of depth and atmosphere. The viewer is transported into the sunlit landscapes of Provence, where the rustic houses seamlessly blend into the majestic mountains that dominate the backdrop.

By incorporating geometric shapes and an array of colors, Cézanne goes beyond mere representation and delves into the realm of abstraction. His distinctive style, often referred to as Post-Impressionism, laid the foundation for the development of modern art movements like Cubism and Fauvism.

The significance of “”Houses in Provence – Mountains in Provence”” extends beyond its artistic value. Cézanne’s innovative techniques challenged the traditional norms of painting at the time, paving the way for future generations of artists to explore new possibilities. The painting’s ability to capture the essence of the Provencal landscape while pushing the boundaries of artistic expression makes it a remarkable and influential work in the history of art.

Today, “”Houses in Provence – Mountains in Provence”” is celebrated as one of Cézanne’s most iconic pieces. It continues to inspire artists and art enthusiasts alike, showcasing the timeless beauty and evocative power of his work. Whether viewed in a museum or reproduced in books and online galleries, this painting remains a testament to Cézanne’s mastery and his lasting impact on the art world.

Original size:
72.4 x 53.5 cm (width x height)
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50 cm
Maximum order width:
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