Jas de Bouffan (1887) by Paul Cezanne

Jas de Bouffan - Paul Cezanne - 1887

Artwork Information

TitleJas de Bouffan
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Date1887
Mediumoil,canvas
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Jas de Bouffan

“Jas de Bouffan” is a landscape painting by Paul Cezanne, created in 1887. This artwork, executed in oil on canvas, is a manifestation of the Post-Impressionist movement and is currently held in a private collection. Cezanne is renowned for his unique approach to form and color, which influenced the aesthetic development of many twentieth-century artists and the progression of modern art.

The artwork portrays a scene rich with natural elements, characterized by a robust treatment of foliage and a vivid interpretation of the landscape’s architecture. Dominated by a palette that consists of earthy greens, ochres, and blues, the painting exhibits a rhythmic interplay between shadow and light. The composition is anchored by tall, slender trees that rise vertically, contrasting with the horizontal lines of the land and water. In the middle distance, a warm-hued building sits atop a gentle incline, its presence balanced by the surrounding vegetation. Cezanne’s brushstrokes are notably visible, lending the scene a dynamic and textured surface that enlivens the serene setting. This piece exemplifies Cezanne’s contribution to Post-Impressionism, wherein the artist’s subjective vision and abstract tendencies foreshadow the advent of Cubism and Fauvism.

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