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Paul Cézanne

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque, 1885 — Paul Cézanne,
73 cm100.3 cm

Cezanne stayed in the fishing village of L'Estaque during the Franco-Prussian war, and painted nearly two dozen paintings of the town. In 1876 he described the village to Pissaro saying,  "It is like a playing card. Red roofs over the blue sea. . . . The sun is so terrific here that it seems to me as if the objects were silhouetted not only in black and white, but in blue, red, brown, and violet."

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