Mountains in Provence (1886-90) by Paul Cezanne

Mountains in Provence - Paul Cezanne - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleMountains in Provence
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Mountains in Provence

The artwork titled “Mountains in Provence” is the creation of Paul Cezanne, crafted in the year 1890. Employing the medium of oil on canvas, this piece stands as a representation of the Post-Impressionism movement and measures 65 x 81 cm. Classified under the genre of landscape, this painting is housed within the esteemed walls of Tate Britain, located in London, United Kingdom.

The artwork depicts a serene and somewhat rugged Provencal landscape, characterized by Cezanne’s distinctive brushwork and use of color. Bold, earthy hues suggest the natural colors of the terrain, while the geometrical treatment of the rocks and trees give the impression of a structured composition despite the ostensibly natural subject matter. The juxtaposition of the warm ochres and browns of the rocks in the foreground against the cooler greens and blues of the vegetation and distant mountains is particularly evocative of the vibrant light and climate of southern France. In its entirety, “Mountains in Provence” embodies the essence of Cezanne’s explorations into the underlying structures of nature through the lens of Post-Impressionist painting, paving the way for future art movements such as Cubism.

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