Oct 25, 2013
Oct 15, 2007

Mount Sainte-Victoire

Mount Sainte-Victoire

c. 1904

Paul Cézanne

(French, 1839–1906)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 87.5 x 106.5 x 7 cm (34 7/16 x 41 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.); Unframed: 72.2 x 92.4 cm (28 7/16 x 36 3/8 in.)

Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.21

Did you know?

Cezanne created 36 paintings and 45 watercolors of Mount Sainte-Victoire. He was obsessed with this subject and painted this mountain over and over until his death.


During the last twenty years of his life, Cézanne repeatedly painted the towering mountain of Sainte-Victoire near his home in Aix-en-Provence. Aiming to reform Impressionism by bringing order and structure to the study of nature, he created tightly integrated compositions of merging, intersecting planes. Here, a rising tree branch echoes the distant mountain slope, thereby relating foreground to background. Sensations of space are created through rhythmic patterns of warm and cool color.

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