ObeliskPaul Cézanne

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque

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

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque is a Post-Impressionist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Paul Cézanne in 1885. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Mountains, Fishing and Seascapes. SourceDownload

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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 in a letter to his friend and fellow painter 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.”

Reed Enger, "The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque," in Obelisk Art History, Published November 05, 2015; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/paul-cezanne/the-gulf-of-marseilles-seen-from-lestaque/.

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