by Joan M. Rehlin
Mont Sainte-Victoire, the subject matter in a series of post-Impressionism oil paintings by Paul Cézanne, is a mountain that overlooks Aix-en-Provence in the south of France where Cézanne lived. Known for using geometric shapes to “treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone,” Cezanne (1839–1906) applied a variety of colors and small brush strokes to represent perspective in paintings. If you're interested in seeing additional pieces in his Mont Sainte-Victoire series, along with other artwork by Cézanne, here’s a link to get started.
“We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.” Paul Cézanne
Mont Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine, c. 1887, oil on canvas, by Paul Cézanne
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