Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen From Les Lauves is a painting from Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire series, which he started in the late 19th century. This painting, created between 1904 to 1906, is one of the most developed versions of his views of the mountain.
Unlike other versions, this painting emphasizes the view of the mountain and prairie by including vegetal elements in the foreground. The use of vegetation in this piece conveys a sense of depth and perspective while highlighting Cézanne’s unique style.
Cézanne was known for pioneering Cubism, an avant-garde art movement that emphasized geometric shapes and fragmented forms. His use of color and brushwork in Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen From Les Lauves demonstrates his mastery over Cubism while still capturing the natural beauty of his surroundings.
This masterpiece is currently held at Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland where it has been admired by art lovers from all around the world who have come to appreciate its stunning composition and unique aesthetic value.