Bibemus Quarry (Carriere de Bibemus) (1898) by Paul Cezanne

Bibemus Quarry (Carriere de Bibemus) - Cezanne, Paul - 1898 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleBibemus Quarry (Carriere de Bibemus)
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementCubisme
Current LocationThe Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania
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About Bibemus Quarry (Carriere de Bibemus)

Bibemus Quarry, also known as Carriere De Bibemus, is a landscape artwork crafted by French artist Paul Cezanne in 1898. The painting belongs to the cubist style period of Cezanne’s final works. It depicts an abandoned quarry located in the southern region of Provence, France. With geometric shapes and overgrowth, the quarry provides an eroded landscape that inspired Cezanne’s artistic vision.

Throughout Bibemus Quarry, one can observe shapes simplification and a loss of dimensionality – typical characteristics of Cezanne’s move toward abstractionism. Notably, the hill on the left leads gradually down to an overgrown ravine while it moves upward to reveal a steep rock face portraying human-made changes to nature.

The interplay between complementary colors creates other features in this marvelous artwork—such as the central orange rock boldly contrasting with blues from the sky and shadows. Visitors can admire this masterpiece at Folkwang Museum located in Essen, Germany. Overall, Bibemus Quarry is among Paul Cezanne’s stunning paintings that capture nature from his unique artistic viewpoint; it represents masterpieces whose creation remains profitable knowledge for art enthusiasts globally.

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