Paul Cézanne - At the Water's Edge 1890

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At the Water's Edge 1890

At the Water's Edge 1890
73x92cm oil/canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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From National Gallery of Art, Washington:
Cézanne’s work, especially landscape paintings, increasingly verged on abstraction in the artist’s last two decades. In this study of light and reflection, structures on the bank and on the river are simplified into geometric shapes that contrast with the organic lushness surrounding them. The composition threatens to dissolve into patches of color, and pictorial space is flattened. Only near the end of his life did Cézanne’s critical reception, once so derisive, become more open to this aesthetic, which also had an enormous impact on successive generations of painters.