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Pines and Rocks (Fontainebleau?) by Paul Cézanne

    Pines and Rocks (Fontainebleau?) by Paul Cézanne

    Pines and Rocks (Fontainebleau?) by Paul Cézanne was created in 1897. The painting is in Museum of Modern Art, New York. The size of the work is 81,3 x 65,4 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Unlike the expansive vistas often seen in landscape paintings, Cézanne’s Pines and Rocks is a tightly framed, compressed view of nature. Low bushes and massive boulders form a bulwark against the forest, and a vertical line of pine trees extends upward, obscuring the sky beyond. Though the trees and rocks firmly structure the scene, Cézanne also infused Pines and Rocks with a sense of airiness and movement. Glimpses of bare, unfinished canvas peek through the dense weave of brushstrokes. (Read more in Museum of Modern Art)

    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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