Trivium Art HistoryPaul Cézanne

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque

The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque, 1885 — Paul Cézanne
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 available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Mountains, Fishing, and Seascapes. Source

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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