Paul Cézanne

Forest

c. 1902-1904
This view portrays a roadway near Aix-en-Provence, perhaps the entrance to Château Noir, a wooded estate where Cézanne often painted. His chromatic modelling progresses from warm and earthy colours to cool tones for the foliage and sky. Our gaze is drawn to the reddish rocks at centre, framed by tall parasol pines. Cézanne filled the corners with discrete grey patches and left parts of the painting bare for effect, resulting in a vibrant scene glowing with light.
Title
Forest
Date
c. 1902-1904
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
81.9 x 66 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1950
Accession number
5770