Bridge over the Marne (1888) by Paul Cezanne

Bridge over the Marne - Paul Cezanne - 1888

Artwork Information

TitleBridge over the Marne
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Date1888
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions71 x 90 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
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About Bridge over the Marne

The artwork titled “Bridge over the Marne” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Paul Cézanne, created in the year 1888. As a characteristic work of the Post-Impressionism movement, it exhibits a representation of a landscape with dimensions of 71 by 90 centimeters. This painting can be found in the Pushkin Museum located in Moscow, Russia.

In “Bridge over the Marne,” Cézanne presents a serene and pastoral setting dominated by the calm waters of the Marne River. The composition is anchored by the bridge that spans the tranquil river, reflecting both the structure itself and the surrounding foliage in the water below. The landscape is rendered in a series of brushstrokes that, while loose, coalesce to form a harmonious and unified vision of the natural environment. A palette of greens, blues, yellows, and earth tones imbues the scene with a sense of warmth and light. The sky is dynamic, filled with varying tones of blue and white, suggesting the movement of clouds and the fleeting nature of the moment captured by the artist. On the right, a building with a distinct red roof punctuates the predominantly green environment, drawing the viewer’s eye and adding a sense of human presence to the bucolic scene. The painting exemplifies Cézanne’s exploration of color, light, and form, which influenced the development of modern art in the 20th century.

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