Pastoral (Idyll) (1870) by Paul Cezanne

Pastoral (Idyll) - Cezanne, Paul - 1870 - 2

Artwork Information

TitlePastoral (Idyll)
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris

About Pastoral (Idyll)

French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne’s painting “Pastoral, or Idyll” from 1870 is a genre painting from the Romanticism period of Impressionism. The artwork is a figurative representation of a serene countryside scene featuring small figures and grazing livestock. In this work, Cezanne experimented with form, color, and subtlety to create dimension in his objects.

Cezanne’s still-life paintings from the mid-1870s influenced his technique in his later works. His paintings were marked by jagged brush strokes and experimentations with texture, which helped in introducing new art movements. “Pastoral” demonstrates his experimentation with color as well, using muted shades to give depth to objects that wouldn’t normally require it.

Paul Cezanne was influential in challenging the norms established by impressionism and laying the groundwork for modern painting. His constantly evolving artistic style challenged both traditional forms and emerging ones throughout his career. “Pastoral,” one of many beautiful landscapes he created during this period, continues to be celebrated today for its skilled use of color, form experimentation that define much of Cezanne’s work.

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