Поль Сезанн - Скотный двор 1879

Apples 1879 Bottom of the ravine 1879 Dish of apples 1879 Farmyard 1879 Flowers and fruit 1879 Fruit 1879 Landscape with waterline 1879
Поль Сезанн - Скотный двор 1879

Скотный двор 1879
63x52см холст/масло
Paris, Musee d'Orsay

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From Paris, Musee d'Orsay:
Cézanne painted this canvas in the early 1880s, a period when he used to stay in Auvers and Pontoise with Camille Pissarro. Pissarro was also painting similar images of farmyards around 1875. But whereas he was interested in the life of these places, animating them with figures, Cézanne's Farmyard has a gravity about it, exuding an atmosphere of abandon in contrast with the way the subject was normally represented.
The landscape is cluttered with obstacles. The section of wall on the right serves as a repoussoir, drawing the eye into the composition, gradually moving from the foreground to the farm building where the doors and shutters are closed. In front of it is a tree with its bare branches carefully outlined. On the left, a small thatched outhouse cuts off the view and prevents us from seeing any further. A small wooded hill, rendered by hatching, seems to vibrate behind the imposing mass of the farm.