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The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque  1885

by Paul Cézanne

Cézanne enthused about the fishing village of L’Estaque to Pissarro in 1876: "It is like a playing card. Red roofs over the blue sea. . . . The sun is so terrific here that it seems to me as if the objects were silhouetted not only in black and white, but in blue, red, brown, and violet." Cézanne painted some twenty views of L'Estaque over the next decade, a dozen of them ...
28 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (73 x 100.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art