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Cézanne reportedly worked outdoors nearly every day in 1873, when he was staying with his mistress and young son in Auvers-sur-Oise, a small village northwest of Paris. Working alongside Camille Pissarro, who lived in the neighboring town of Pontoise, Cézanne experimented with new methods of representing the natural world. Delineating structures in the landscape with broad planes of color, he rendered the houses of the village of Auvers--seen over an ocher wall--in dense, angular brushstrokes of solid color. In contrast, the trees that frame the view are executed with lighter, more rounded daubs of paint suggestive of Impressionist painting. With a flattened picture plane and lacking a single focal point, the landscape is broken into geometric shapes. In concentrating on form and color, Cézanne rejected the Impressionist concern with temporality and atmospheric effects; he has even limited the sky to thin slivers glimpsed between the trees' leaves, so that it is difficult to gauge the time of day. Jennifer A. Thompson, from Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art (2007), p. 94.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

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As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.