Fine Arts Landscapes Behind Cezanne

“Pine Tree in Front of the Caves above Chateau Noir,” by Paul Cezanne 

Post-Impressionist French painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is credited with having led the way from Impressionism to Cubism and the dramatic changes in the 20th Century’s art world.   The current exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum takes visitors back to what influenced him as he developed his own genre.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collections, the exhibit features landscapes made by artists who came before him. The works are displayed in a thematic manner and are accompanied by text panels discussing what was the accepted norm in that thematic genre at that time and what Cezanne endeavored to modify.

In the Buildings in a Landscape grouping, you’ll see Gherardo Cibo’s pen and ink “Landscape with a Winding Stream and a Mill” and Rembrandt Van Rijn’s

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