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Houses in Provence by Paul Cézanne

    Houses in Provence by Paul Cézanne

    Houses in Provence The Riaux Valley near L’Estaque by Paul Cézanne was created in 1883. The painting is in National Gallery of Art Washington D.C. The size of the work is 65 x 81,3 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Pale beige, angular houses cluster at the center of the horizontal landscape painting. The hilly, rocky landscape around and below the houses is painted with cool blues and greens, and warm ivory and caramel brown beneath a pale blue sky. The artist applied the paint with regular, parallel, straight strokes. (read more in National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.)

    About the Artist: French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence. In Paris, Cézanne met the Impressionist Camille Pissarro. Initially, the friendship formed in the mid-1860s between Pissarro and Cézanne was that of master and disciple, in which Pissarro exerted a formative influence on the younger artist. Cézanne’s early work is often concerned with the figure in the landscape. Cézanne’s paintings were shown in the first exhibition of the Salon des Refusés in 1863. Before 1895 Cézanne exhibited twice with the Impressionists. In later years a few individual paintings… Read more

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