Art: Mountain in Provence

Although he journeyed often to Paris and other parts of France seeking subject material for his inspired brush, Painter Paul Cézanne always returned to his home town of Aix-en-Provence. He seemed to thrive best in the sunny, sleepy atmosphere of Provence, with its sloping vineyards bathed in Mediterranean light and its vistas of baked mountains seen though cool green pines. He liked to hire a carriage and ride out to a spot on the road south from Aix where the view of Mount Sainte-Victoire especially appealed to him. There, sitting beneath a pine tree,...

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