Woman in a Red-Striped Dress (1892-1896) by Paul Cezanne

Woman in a Red-Striped Dress - Paul Cezanne - 1892-1896

Artwork Information

TitleWoman in a Red-Striped Dress
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions36 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (93.2 x 73 cm)
Current LocationThe Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania
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About Woman in a Red-Striped Dress

Paul Cezanne’s Woman in a Red-Striped Dress is a Post-Impressionist portrait of Hortense Fiquet, the artist’s mistress and eventual wife. This oil on canvas painting depicts a woman wearing a red and white striped dress, set against a light blue background. The painting captures the sitter’s stern expression with strong brushstrokes, typical of Cezanne’s style.

The artwork was created in the late 1800s and is now part of the Barnes Foundation collection in Philadelphia. It has also been reproduced as a canvas print for sale. The painting shows Cezanne’s fascination with color and form, laying foundations for 20th-century art transition.

Overall, Cezanne’s Woman in a Red-Striped Dress portrays the simplicity of everyday life through his unique style that emphasizes geometric forms combined with vivid colors. This artwork is one of many examples demonstrating Paul Cezanne’s skillful utilization of color theory to convey emotion and mood in his portraits while still captivating viewers around the world today.

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