Landscape. Chestnut trees. Impressionism.

Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan, c. 1885-1886

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This painting represents an avenue on the grounds of Paul Cézanne's family estate in southern France in Aix-en-Provence. In this view, he carefully recorded the color and light of the wintry scene, with its tracery of bare branches against the sky. To create an ordered pictorial design, he selected this particular view, emphasizing its rigorous horizontal and vertical structures. In depicting the chestnut trees, he employed multiple viewpoints; this collapses depth, meshing the two parallel rows of trees into a web that seems to exist in one plane. This characteristic innovation produced a rhythmic synthesis of form in both two and three dimensions.

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Cezanne, Chestnut Trees (#024)
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Title
Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan
Artist Life
1839 - 1906
Role
Artist
Accession Number
49.9
Catalogue Raisonne
Rewald, no. 551
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Landscape. Chestnut trees. Impressionism.