In the Woods (1898) by Paul Cezanne

In the Woods - Paul Cezanne - 1898

Artwork Information

TitleIn the Woods
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Date1898
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions55 x 46 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About In the Woods

The artwork titled “In the Woods” was created by the eminent artist Paul Cézanne in the year 1898. The piece is crafted using oil on canvas and belongs to the landscape genre. Measuring 55 x 46 cm, it represents the Cubist art movement, although Cézanne is more commonly associated with Post-Impressionism, which greatly influenced the development of Cubism. Currently, the artwork is held in a private collection.

The painting illustrates a vibrant and textured view of a wooded area, characterized by fragmented brushwork that suggests a departure from traditional representation and hints at the abstraction that Cubism is known for. The interplay of light and shadow is evident through the dappled patches of color that simulate the effect of sunlight piercing through the foliage of trees. Vertical forms dominate the composition, reflecting the trunks of trees, while the interwoven shades of greens and blues evoke the lushness and depth of the forest. The earthy reds and oranges applied to the trunks and certain parts of the greenery add a sense of warmth to the scene, contrasting with the cool tones elsewhere. The overall effect is one where the viewer is invited to not just observe nature, but to feel immersed within its ever-shifting and dynamic environment.

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