L’Après-midi à Naples (Afternoon in Naples)
Paul Cézanne - circa 1875-1876
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When he painted this work Paul Cézanne had just returned from two years of painting with Camille Pissarro, but Cézanne’s technique had nothing to do with capturing the play of light as prescribed by Pissarro and the Impressionists. By laying down patches of often bright colours in short brushstrokes, he evoked the substance of underlying forms, and produced an overall merging of background and subject. Although Cézanne never visited Italy, the scene may reflect French stereotypes of that country. This is probably the last painting in a series of over 20 drawings and paintings Cézanne made on this theme between 1862 and 1879.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Australia  (Australia - Canberra)
Dates: circa 1875-1876
Artist age:Approximately 37 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 37 cm (14.57 in.), Width: 45 cm (17.72 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 25 April 2003.
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