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Many of the Impressionist painters visited the fishing village called L'Estaque, near Marseille, and there are several paintings created around this place at the time. Cézanne, however, not only used the small village as a subject matter for some of his paintings but also had a real emotional connection to it, where he lived for some time. This location was part of his life, and most of his paintings from this time portray a view above the sea, as seen from the window of his home. He lived several moments of love, pain, and grief there. Certainly, that is observable as the pieces he created are as intense and extraordinary as his connection with the place.
Some other paintings show a dirt road, the top of the hill, or some environment. But this one shows the village bellow, with nothing in front of the observer, like as if the observer walked to the edge of the cliff to look at it. The painting is framed by two trees, and the trunks are colored in shades of dark greyish brown. They look dry and curvy and end in luscious tops filled with green and yellow leaves. The leaves are drawn with heavy diagonal strokes that give them texture and form.
In the middle, we see the red rooftops, composed of orange and yellow tones that merge with the warm yellows and oranges that compose the walls of the houses. Among the houses, there are some round treetops. Far, on the edge of the water, it is possible to see some towers with pointy blue rooftops and a grey chimney on the left-hand side.
The vast sea is represented with tones of royal and sky blue. The horizontal brushstrokes and differences in the tonalities create an idea of water movement. The sky is right above, divided by lighter and greener shades of blue. The direction of the brushstrokes also changes, creating an evident separation between the sea and the sky.
The whole palette of this painting is warm, bright, and vivid. The tones are limited between several shades of yellow, green, and blue. There is not a considerable variation in contrast and little spots of darkness, portraying an atmosphere of a bright, hot and sunny day.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of L'Estaque 2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of L'Estaque 2 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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