Chestnut Tree And Farm

size(cm): 35x40
Sale price£119 GBP


Paul Cézanne's painting Chestnut and Farm is a masterpiece of Post-Romantic Impressionism that has captivated art lovers for more than a century. This work of art is one of the most famous of the French artist and is considered one of the best representations of his artistic style.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a majestic chestnut tree in the center of the image and a farmhouse in the background. The way in which Cézanne has used light and shadow to create depth and texture in painting is impressive. The coloring of the work is vibrant and full of life, with warm and earthy tones that evoke nature and the tranquility of the countryside.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Cézanne painted this work in 1900, shortly before his death, and it is believed to be one of the last paintings he created. The painting was acquired by Russian art collector Sergei Shchukin, who kept it in his private collection until it was confiscated by the Soviet government in 1918. The painting was later sold to a private collector and eventually acquired by the Art Museum of Philadelphia in 1941.

There are many interesting aspects about this painting that are little known. For example, Cézanne is believed to have used a painting technique called "dry oil painting", which involves applying layers of paint without mixing it with a liquid medium. This technique allowed him to create a unique texture in the painting that is difficult to achieve with other techniques.

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