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L’Estaque Melting Snow by Paul Cézanne

    L'Estaque Melting Snow by Paul Cézanne

    L’Estaque Melting Snow by Paul Cézanne was created in 1871. The painting is in private collection. The size of the work is 73 x 92 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    It shows a view from the outskirts of L’Estaque, a small village near Marseille, with a steep hillside covered in a drift of melting snow underneath a foreboding dark grey sky. Filled with intense emotion, the painting has been described as similar to the work of Vincent van Gogh the following decade, and a painting more formally similar to early 20th-century than contemporaneous art. L’Estaque, Melting Snow was painted in a single session. It is one of only two snow-laden winter subjects Cézanne painted. Read more in Wikipedia

    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… Read more

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