L'Estaque, Melting Snow

L'Estaque, Melting Snow

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. L'Estaque, Melting Snow is a c. 1871 oil-on-canvas painting by French Post-Impressionist artist Paul C zanne. It shows a view from the outskirts of L'Estaque, a small village near Marseille, with a steep hillside covered in a drift of melting snow underneath a foreboding dark grey sky. Filled with intense emotion, the painting has been described as similar to the work of Vincent van Gogh the following decade, and a painting more formally similar to 20th-century than contemporaneous art. The colors are oppressively dark, while the thickly painted, quick brushwork adds to the urgent violence of the scene. With the exception of the red rooftops and the greens of the trees in the foreground, the colors and the tones are monotonous and gloomy. The whites, greys and blacks are used mostly for emotional impact. Though L'Estaque, Melting Snow evidences C zanne's new-found facility in depicting the deep space of a landscape, it is marked by an emotional intensity closer in spirit to the turbulence of his early figure works than to the structural complexity of the later landscape paintings.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136511266
  • 9786136511269