Mont Sainte-Victoire, a mountain range in France, served as a major theme in the works of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. In one of his earlier paintings featuring this subject, Mont Sainte-Victoire was depicted from a considerable distance, giving it greater repose. However, it can be difficult to estimate the distance of a mountain by eye.
One of Cezanne’s most celebrated paintings that features Mont Sainte-Victoire is Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen From The Bibemus Quarry (Le Mont Sainte-Victoire Vu De La Carriere Bibemus), which he created in 1897. This oil on canvas painting exhibits overlapping brushstrokes and a conventional composition with three planes and a gentle swirling motion. Interestingly, rather than using browns and blacks as his darks, Cezanne employed colorful blues and greens.
Today, this remarkable piece of art is held in the Baltimore Museum of Art in the United States. It continues to influence artistic inspiration for its stunning depiction of nature and interpretation from one of history’s most notable painters.