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The Forest

Title: The Forest
Artist: Cézanne, Paul    
Date of Work: 1890 - 1892
Medium/Support: oil on canvas
Measurements: 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in (73 x 92.1 cm)
Inscribed: No
Acquisition Information: Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Acquisition Number: 952.3755.5
Credit Line: White House Collection, image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art
Scholar's Notes:

"It is a very French 'forest' that Cézanne spreads before us, parklike and inviting. The soft play of light and the fresh palette recall, not altogether by chance, the pleasant parks of 18th-century French painters like Watteau . . . . "Cézanne's glade . . . is unpeopled. The trees themselves become the actors and dancers . . . . The rolling ground is counterbalanced by the vertical thrust of the dominant tree . . . ."

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008.
Page Number(s) in Source: 281
Categories: White House Art Collection  
Type: landscapes   
Orientation: Landscape
Image ID: 204
Date (chronological sort): 1890