Paul Cézanne - Montagne Sainte-Victoire 1903

Montagne Sainte-Victoire 1903
Montagne Sainte-Victoire
1903 36x54cm watercolors/paper
Tate Britain, London

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From Tate Britain, London:
After 1885 the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, near his home in Aix-en-Provence, became Cézanne’s favourite landscape motif. He painted it many times from different positions and under different light conditions. This view, which shows the mountain with a hooked outline, was painted from a steeply-terraced slope above his studio. ‘He began with the shadows and with a touch, which he covered with a second more extensive touch, then with a third, until all these tints, forming a mesh, both coloured and modelled the object’, the artist Emile Bernard later recalled.