Walk in Cézanne’s Country…

Paul Cézanne is one of the most influential artists in the history of modern painting. Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839, Cézanne studied art in Paris and was part of the Impressionistic movement at first. Over time his painting style changed and became the catalyst for other artists.

View of Auvers-sur-Oise by Paul Cézanne – ca 1879
(https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=396, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19480843)

His Post-Impressionistic work and his analytical approach to nature influenced subsequent artists and laid the foundation for change from the 19th-century art concepts to radically different forms of expression such as Cubism and Fauvism.

Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley – Paul Cézanne (1882-85)
photo courtesy TheMet

Monsieur Cézanne loved the Provençal country side including Mont Sainte-Victoire, which the painter captured in a series of oil paintings. He died in the city of his birth in 1906.

In 2006 on the centenary of the artist’s death, Hermès issued this LIMITED orange edition of the Promenade Au Pays Cezanne by Toutsy to benefit the LA SOCIÉTÉ PAUL CEZANNE.

In her stunning composition, Madame Bourthoumieux, captures not just the countryside that inspired the artist but the light that dances across this beautiful landscape. From his window we see the famed Mont Sainte-Victoire in the distance. The artist himself can be spotted on a walk through this breathtaking countryside that inspired him and now perhaps us…

The House with the Cracked Wall, Aix-en-Provence, 1892-1894
Paul Cézanne (1882-85)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
Mont Sainte-Victoire, ca. 1902-6, Paul Cézanne (1882-85)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
2006 Limited Edition of the Promenade Au Pays Cezanne by Toutsy
Personal Collection

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