Cezanne´s The Lac D´Annecy, painted in July 1896 at Talloires in the foothills of the French Alps is both a turbulent and a meditative view of a natural landscape, brimming with fresh visions and ideas. A vibrant and monolithic canvas, this reproduction from life sits at the crossroads between Post-Impressionism and Cubism. Illustriously transcending the humdrum, Cezanne´s challenging palette of blues and greens highlight the shimmering midnight warmth. Building a palimpsest of sequential color planes upon the canvas, The Lac D´Annecy is remarkable for the ways in which the hillsides and the foliage intermingle. The painting exudes a graphic, cursive rhythmic pattern, unifying the surface of the canvas and transforming this picturesque reproduction into a deep meditation on the harmony which the artist found running parallel to nature.
Having initially experimented with the Impressionist style, Cezanne managed to fuse the principles of outdoor art, as practiced by Monet and Renoir, with a more structural, pictorial plane which would prefigure the triumphant visual upheavals of the twentieth century. The structural aesthetics of Cezanne´s proto-Cubist work is most evident in The Lac D´Annecy. Yet the planar approach to brushwork and form suggests more of a dominant lineage from Impressionism, emphasizing timelessness, stability, and an experiential approach to vision. The early Cubists who took Cezanne as a pioneer contrastingly wanted to fragment and deconstruct nature, perhaps interpreting his distorted celebration of natural beauty as the expression of a dehumanized society in a time when all forms of public life were becoming mechanized. Thus, The Lac D´Annecy remains a mysteriously subjective – even sensual – canvas, fleeing from meaning and interpretation into a deeply personal aesthetic.
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