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
Jim Rehlin's Art Blog
Welcome to my Art Blog where I'll be presenting topics of interest in the fine art world, as well as featuring images of artwork by artists other than myself. Some of the artwork has been created by long-departed but well-known greats; some, by compelling contemporary artists. All will be pieces I find worthwhile to share with you, and if you like any of them, consider sharing the images forward to your own blogs and other social media.