Corner of Quarry (1900-1902) by Paul Cezanne

Corner of Quarry - Paul Cezanne - c.1902

Artwork Information

TitleCorner of Quarry
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions17 1/4 x 20 7/8 in. (44 x 53 cm)
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationBarnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, US
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About Corner of Quarry

Corners of the Quarry is a remarkable landscape painting created by Paul Cézanne during his final period between 1900-1902. This masterpiece is part of the exhibition “Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings”, which explores Cézanne’s fascination with geological formations that inspired some of his most captivating paintings.

One unique aspect of this painting is the open and blind mortise and tenon joints, which Cézanne incorporated to add depth to the textures in the rock formations. It showcases his attention to detail and his ability to capture a sense of timelessness in nature.

The painting also highlights Cézanne’s interest in geological foundations when creating landscapes. His intricate use of colors, shadows, and layers reveals a deep understanding of how rocks are formed over time. By representing these formations realistically, he moved away from traditional techniques allowing viewers to experience a different perspective.

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