Paul Cezanne’s painting, House and Farm at Jas de Bouffan, created in 1887, is a Post-Impressionist masterpiece. The artwork depicts the artist’s family estate, including the mansion, gardens, and a farm that were a source of inspiration for him. Cezanne painted this scene from life or memory while experimenting with spatial relationships in nature.
Cezanne had his own studio next to the estate where he stored his paintings and equipment. He had a strong affection for Jas de Bouffan as seen in many views he painted of the property over the years. This work was one of two paintings titled Trees and Houses near the Jas de Bouffan by Cezanne around this time.
The National Gallery in Prague currently houses one version of this painting. The vibrant colors and revolutionary new techniques employed made it an important piece in art history. It is an example of how Cezanne created works featuring distorted figures designed to express emotion or ideas rather than reality.