Paul Cézanne - The Pigeon tower at Bellevue 1890

The Pigeon tower at Bellevue 1890
The Pigeon tower at Bellevue
1890 64x80cm oil/canvas
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

« previous picture | 1890s Cézanne Paintings | next picture »

From Cleveland Museum of Art:
Cézanne was among the first artists to break with Impressionism and replace its interest in atmospheric effects with a new emphasis on geometric structure. Between 1888 and 1892, he painted two views of the pigeon tower at his brother-in-law's house in Bellevue, a small town in southern France. To make the tower the focal point of the composition, Cézanne exaggerated its cylindrical shape, extending it upward and to the left.