Paul Cézanne - Houses on the hill 1900-1906

Houses on the hill 1900-1906
Houses on the hill
1900-1906 59x79cm oil/canvas
McNay Art Museum, United States

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From McNay Art Museum:
Houses on the Hill exhibits Cezanne's confidence in using color during the last years of this life. With a fully loaded brush, he painted overlapping vertical blocks of various greens to describe foliage on the hillside. Using dark blue, he delineated the houses, bushes in the foreground, and a hint of a boat at the right.
Horizontal strokes of green, blue, and orange suggest a river bank. Subtle violets fill in the planes of the houses, and a jumble of light blue floods the sky above the hill.
Though considered an Impressionist painter in the 1870s, Cezanne ultimately achieved a strength and solidity of form not present in most Impressionist works. His influence on Matisse and Picasso changed the course of 20th century art.