Landscape. Road with Trees in Rocky Mountains, Paul Cézanne
Paul Cézanne
Landscape. Road with Trees in Rocky Mountains
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Paul Cézanne

Landscape. Road with Trees in Rocky Mountains, 1870 – 1871


Dimensions
53.7 x 65.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 458
Acquisition
Acquired in 1929
Status
On display

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About the Work

While a path opens in the foreground, trees and rocks obscure the view of the countryside. The stark shadows of the trees also seem like barriers. Instead of suggesting spatial depth, the pictorial elements appear two-dimensional – an effect exacerbated by the broad, rhythmical brushstrokes. This state of tension in drawing the spectator in and simultaneously refusing him access to the painting can be found in numerous Impressionist works. Paul Cézanne was in close contact with Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir and contributed to the first Impressionist exhibitions.

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  • KunstIStück – Paul Cézanne: Landschaft. Straße mit Bäumen im Felsgebirge
    KunstIStück – Paul Cézanne: Landschaft. Straße mit Bäumen im Felsgebirge, 1870–1871, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten.

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Title
Landscape. Road with Trees in Rocky Mountains
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1929

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  • 23F43 summer landscape; landscape symbolizing summer (the four seasons of the year)

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06.08.2019