Morning in Provence, also known as Sous-Bois Provencal, is a landscape painting created by the post-impressionist artist Paul Cezanne during the final period of his career between 1900 and 1906. The painting depicts a forest landscape in Provence and captures the shift in light and color the area is famous for.
Cezanne’s style was unique, as he preferred to stay in touch with the material origins of painting. As one of France’s most important artists of his time, he insisted on capturing nature’s details rather than creating an idealized or romanticized version. Morning in Provence at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY – one of Cezanne’s more well-known works – is representative of this style.
Cezanne uses broad brushstrokes to create texture within each plant, rock formation or tree trunk while also capturing how changing light effects colors from scene to scene within nature itself. For example, when viewed up close against fresh leaves’ yellow-green hues that canopy overhead; foliage appears vibrant compared to subdued earthy tones for grasses growing texturally underfoot alongside rocks supporting them underground.
Overall, Morning In Provence is a wonderful representation of not only what it means to be an impressionistic painter but also how important it was for painters like Paul Cezanne who understood and deeply loved both artistry and nature to ensure their paintings accurately reflected upon every detail they experienced while there.