Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley by Paul Cézanne was created in 1882 – 1885. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The size of the work is 65,4 x 81,6 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
The distinctive silhouette of Mont Saint-Victoire rises above the Arc River valley near the town of Aix. To paint this scene, Cézanne stood close to Montbriand, his sister’s property, at the top of the hill just behind her house; the wall of the neighboring farmhouse is barely visible. Cézanne sought to reveal the inner geometry of nature, “to make of Impressionism something solid and durable, like the art of museums.” Indeed the railroad viaduct that cuts through this pastoral scene is evocative of a Roman aqueduct, recalling paintings by Nicolas Poussin. (read more in Metropolitan Museum)
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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