CÉZANNE, Paul
(b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, d. 1906, Aix-en-Provence)

The Sea at L'Estaque

1883-86
Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm
Musée Picasso, Paris

In the first half of the 1880s, Cézanne painted in L'Estaque. The paintings from this period include the present landscape. In this somewhat traditional composition Cézanne has clearly separated the planes of the picture and used the Baroque tradition of the 'repoussoir' to increase the impression of depth.

The painting was acquired by Pablo Picasso in the 1940s.