Paul Cézanne - The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan 1870

The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan 1870
The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan
1870 38x46cm oil/canvas
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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From The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London:
Alternating strips of light and dark green paint show sunlight playing on the trees late one summer afternoon. The view has been cropped at the top to give the painting an impression of depth, despite its small size.
This avenue of chestnut trees at Cézanne's father's country house was one of the artist's favourite motifs.