Paul Cézanne

French, 1839-1906

Le matin en Provence (Morning in Provence)

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Le matin en Provençe (Morning in Provence), ca. 1900–6. Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 7/8 inches (81.3 x 63.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Ribbel through the Frank E. Ribbel Bequest, 1936 (1936:6). 

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Le matin en Provence (Morning in Provence), ca. 1900-1906

Artwork Details

Collection Highlight

Materials

oil on canvas

Measurements

support: 32 x 24 7/8 inches (81.28 x 63.1825 cm); framed: 40 3/8 x 33 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches (102.55 x 84.77 x 8.89 cm)

Collection Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Ribbel through the Frank E. Ribbel Bequest, 1936

Accession ID

1936:6

Paul Cézanne painted this light-filled landscape late in his life while living in his hometown of Aix-en-Provence. Cézanne became obsessed with capturing the shift in atmospheric conditions between sunrise and early afternoon, waking at dawn to paint and often returning to the same spot many times to capture its variations during different weather. This practice of serial landscape painting was to have far-reaching effects in twentieth-century art. In a letter to his son from 1906, not long before he died, Cézanne stated, “The same subject seen from a different angle offers subject for study of the most powerful interest and so varied that I think I could occupy myself for months without changing place, by turning now more to the right, now more to the left.”

Label from Humble and Human: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., February 2–May 26, 2019

Post-impressionism