Château Noir  1904

by Paul Cézanne

Cézanne's paintings after about 1895 are more somber, more mysterious than those of earlier years. His colors deepen, and his brushwork assumes greater expression. Spaces become more enclosed. Compare this landscape with Houses in Provence: The Riaux Valley near L'Estaque, c. 1883, executed 20 years earlier. [br] That painting is open, while a web of branches screens this...
73.7 x 96.6 cm (29 x 38 1/16 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington