Description of the painting by Paul Cezanne “Mount Saint Victoria” (Mount Saint Victoire)

Description of the painting by Paul Cezanne “Mount Saint Victoria” (Mount Saint Victoire)

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This artist can be compared with Japanese painters who have been able to paint from time to time one of the most famous mountains of the world - Fujiyama. In Japan, there are quite a few artists and photographers who have devoted their whole lives to display this mountain, sacred to the Japanese. They draw her, and she is never the same. There is even such an artist who has painted the mountain all his life from only one point, and for all this time there has not been a single repeated picture.

So that's the same with Cezanne. The thing is that Paul Cezanne was just born in these places, in the city of Essex, and therefore having learned to hold a brush in his hands, he sketched the only attraction of the town - Mount Saint Victoria. And he did this all his conscious life. Therefore, among his works you can often see the image of the same area and the same mountain, from different points and heights. But, true, he did it in almost different styles. This allowed him to make his mastery of brush and pencil. In this canvas, the mountain is depicted in early autumn, just a lot of golden yellow around, and this is most likely autumn.

Let's pay attention to how he depicts a mountain: soft smooth lines. There are no sharp transitions, but everything is somehow smooth and elegant. Rough look at home, they are somehow firmly rectangular overly emphasized.

The author also lets us know that the action most likely takes place before sunset, because there are shadows from trees and from houses, and therefore the lighting of the mountain is completely different. But at the same time everything is in soft golden-green tones and therefore there is nothing alarming - one positive feeling is peace. Moreover, such peace that pacifies, which inspires positive thinking. On the canvas there is still not that particular autumn melancholy, which means that Cezanne then thought about something good. After all, they say the same, the artist writes only what he thinks about.

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