Turning Road (Route Tournante)
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
Oil on canvas
Height: 73 cm ( canvas ); Width: 92 cm ( canvas ); Height: 92 cm ( frame ); Width: 112 cm ( frame ); Depth: 9.5 cm ( frame );
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978
About this work
This is one of Cézanne’s largest landscapes. It shows a view of a village across an almost abstract pattern of fields and trees. Although Cézanne has deliberately integrated parts of the unpainted canvas into his composition, the work remains unfinished by conventional academic standards. Such rejection of academic rules contributed to Cézanne’s posthumous status among avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century.
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