Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves (1901-1906) by Paul Cezanne

Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves - Paul Cezanne - c.1906

Artwork Information

TitleMont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions18 7/8 x 12 1/4 in (48 X 31 cm)
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate collection

About Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves

The artwork titled “Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves” is a creation by the artist Paul Cézanne, dated circa 1906. This oil on canvas masterpiece is a part of Cézanne’s renowned “Mont Sainte-Victoire” series. Measuring 18 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches (48 x 31 cm), it falls within the landscape genre and is associated with the Cubist art movement. Currently, the artwork resides within a private collection.

Examining the artwork, one observes Cézanne’s distinctive brushwork, which conveys the rugged texture of the terrain and the dynamic, changing skies. The Mont Sainte-Victoire itself is depicted with a sense of geometric solidity amidst the fluidity of the surrounding landscape. The juxtaposition of warm and cool tones captures the interplay of light and shadow, while the layered composition suggests depth and a profound respect for the subject matter. Cézanne’s approach to breaking down natural forms into geometric shapes foreshadows Cubism’s development, inviting viewers to contemplate the relationship between perception and representation.

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