Paul Cézanne - Madame Cezanne with a yellow armchair 1890

Madame Cezanne with a yellow armchair 1890
Madame Cezanne with a yellow armchair
1890 80x64cm oil/canvas
Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

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From Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland:
The portrait of Madame Cézanne in a yellow armchair is as simple in appearance as it is monumental. The subject’s individuality seems to have been less important to Cézanne than his construction of the figure from coloured forms of an almost stereometric nature, which both individually and in close juxtaposition create a sculptural effect. The overall composition, however, seems to call this three-dimensionality into question – evident, for example, in the ostensible shift in the angle of the wall moulding running behind the yellow armchair. Picasso might conceivably have known this work since he treated the motif in his painting Femme en vert (Dora) in a similar fashion.