Etude Paysage a Auvers (c. 1873) by Paul Cezanne

Etude Paysage a Auvers - Paul Cezanne - c. 1873

Artwork Information

TitleEtude Paysage a Auvers
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Datec. 1873
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions46.3 x 55.2 cm (18 1/4 x 21 3/4")
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art

About Etude Paysage a Auvers

Etude: Paysage A Auvers by Paul Cezanne is an oil on canvas painting that depicts a landscape of Northern France. The exact location is unknown, but it is believed to be a view of Auvers sur Oise near Paris where Cezanne often worked. The painting was created between 1873 and 1875 and is admired for its wide open spaces and swirling green colors.

Cézanne’s work in Etude: Paysage A Auvers shows his intense examination of the subject’s underlying structures as well as the shifting nature of perception. He produced more than thirty paintings in oil and watercolor that conveyed this style. The view of Auvers extends almost equally in all directions without clear paths or dominant lines below the high horizon.

The work was produced during a time when Cézanne was experimenting with his color palette beyond his usual tempestuous dark choices. This painting reveals his methods to transition towards a lighter, brighter palette. Overall, Etude: Paysage A Auvers showcases Cézanne’s ability to capture natural landscapes while exploring new techniques and styles within his artistry.

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