The Master of Aix
The Sainte-Victoire mountain near Paul Cézanne‘s home in Aix-en-Provence was one of his favorite subjects and he is known to have painted it over 60 times. He was fascinated by the rugged architectural forms in the mountains of Provence and painted the same scene from many different angles.
Cézanne was one of the most important painters of the second half of the 19th century. He rarely dated his works (and often did not sign them either), which makes it hard to ascertain the chronology of his oeuvre with any precision. Until the end of his life he received little public success and was repeatedly rejected by the Paris Salon.
From 1872, under Pissarro’s influence, Cézanne painted the rich Impressionist effects of light on different surfaces and even exhibited twice with the Impresionist. His final years of his life from 1878-1905 were spent in Provence…
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