Paul Cézanne - Madame Cezanne in a yellow chair 1890

Madame Cezanne in a yellow chair 1890
Madame Cezanne in a yellow chair
1890 116x89cm oil/canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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From Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Of the four portraits that Cézanne painted of his wife wearing a shawl-collared red dress, this is the only one to show her in an elaborately furnished interior. Seated in a high-backed yellow chair and wedged between well-placed props that seem to bend to her form and shift to her weight, Madame Cézanne is the lynchpin of a tilting, spatially complex composition. The mottled blue wall, the dark red band that edges the wainscoting, and the mirror over the fireplace at left identify the setting as the apartment that Cézanne rented at 15 quai d’Anjou, Paris, from 1888 to 1890.