Lake Annecy (1896) by Paul Cezanne

Lake Annecy - Paul Cezanne - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleLake Annecy
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationCourtauld Gallery, London, UK

About Lake Annecy

The artwork “Lake Annecy” is a creation of the renowned Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, dated 1896. This oil on canvas depicts a landscape genre and showcases Cézanne’s characteristic brushwork and color palette. The composition measures 65 by 81 centimeters and is part of the collection at the Courtauld Gallery in London, United Kingdom.

In “Lake Annecy,” the artist has rendered a tranquil and idyllic scene using a rich tapestry of brushstrokes that impart a sense of structural solidity to the natural forms. The artwork presents the viewer with a view of Lake Annecy, with the calm water reflecting the surrounding landscape. The mountains in the background rise dramatically, their forms abstracted and faceted, hinting at the rugged beauty of the terrain. The use of color is subtle yet vibrant, with blues and greens predominating to evoke the serenity of the lake setting, while touches of yellow suggest sunlight playing across the landscape. Historical significance can also be discerned in this artwork as it represents the shifting approach to perception and representation during the Post-Impressionist movement.

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