A Bend In The Road
Cézanne’s hometown of Provence was immortalized in his series of landscapes. The motif of a turning road also played an important role in Cézanne’s paintings.
This painting is one of several works by Cézanne that exhibited the simplicity that inspired Cubism and abstract painting.
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir
– SOLD FOR $100 MILLION to the State of Qatar in 2013 xyz The mountain is famous, the artist is famous, and if its good enough for the State of Qatar to spend a cool hundred million dollars on it, its good enough for you!
– The 2013 was kept secret at first due to concern that the high price would result in more pressure on Detroit City to sell it’s other artworks to raise funds.
Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
– SOLD FOR $60.5 MILLION (equivalent to $85.6 million in 2015) on May 10, 1999, the most expensive still life ever sold.
– Cézannes still life paintings were accurate representations yet also emotionally expressive, a theme that would later lead to the creation of new styles of art.
– Every home needs at least one food-themed still life. Why not the most expensive of them all? Plus, the food items shown are representative of the time no soda, chocolate or junk food there!
Uncle Dominique The Lawyer
– It is one of nine portraits of Cézanne’s maternal uncle, Dominique Aubert. Collect them all!
– The painting is only one in the series that shows a sign of activity. In this painting, Uncle Dominique raises his finger as if to pontificate. Very lawyer-esque!