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The Hanged Man's House, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1873

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Cézanne, Paul This painting was one of three works exhibited by Cezanne at the first Impressionist Exhibition in Paris in 1874. It is one of the most accomplished of Cezanne’s Impressionist paintings and has more than a passing resemblance to the work of Camille Pissarro, whom he met in the early 1860s and who had advised him to give up browns and earth colours and to paint with primary colours and complementaries . From this time in, Cezanne began to observe nature closely and to become sensitive to the effects of light on solid objects. He soon found that he was more interested in defining structure than merely superficial colour effects. The house in this painting is heavily painted because , as he told Maurice Denis, ‘ I cannot express what I want in one spontaneous stroke so I need to put on more and more paint.’

 

 
Date

1873

 
Institution Musée d'Orsay
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 55x 66 cm
 
 
 
 

 

 

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