b. 1839
- d. 1906
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 167.381.915
Record Sale
$USD 137.790.000

Paul Cézanne’s artistic voyage was marked by an unwavering commitment to encapsulating the essence of his subjects through the interplay of color, form, and composition. Initially met with skepticism and misunderstanding, his persistent pursuit of innovative artistic avenues laid the groundwork for a transformative shift in artistic representation. Cézanne’s exploration of light, space, and perspective guided him towards the development of a distinctive style that bridged the gap between the structured techniques of the Old Masters and the spontaneity inherent in Impressionism.

While his works often captured the beauty of nature and everyday life, Cézanne’s primary concern was the underlying geometric structure of objects and landscapes. This approach served as a precursor to the emergence of Cubism and various other 20th-century art movements. Although his art encountered mixed reception during his lifetime, Cézanne’s influence steadily grew as younger artists began to recognize the groundbreaking nature of his contributions.

His focus on the formal elements of painting, including the interplay of color, shape, and composition, laid the foundation for the avant-garde art of the 20th century. Posthumously, his reputation soared, and he became celebrated for his pivotal role in redefining artistic expression


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Paul CÉZANNE (1839-1906)
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire (1888-1890)


65 x 81 cm


New York NY, United States
Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part I
09 nov 2022


Lot # 14
Hammer price: $ 120,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 137,790,000

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