Sunday, March 4, 2012

Atelier Cezanne - Aix en Provence


Aix en Provence's most famous son is Cezanne the artist, and here just fifteen minutes walk from the centre of town, is the studio that Cezanne used for the final four years of his life from 1902 - 1906. It was purpose built to the artist's own specifications and the back wall made entirely of glass lets in the soft northern light....


It is a most delightful spot to visit as it exudes so mush rustic charm and simplicity. The interior is beautifully preserved with the original furniture, easels, frames, sketchbooks, letters, photographs and still life props such as the skulls and ceramics.....


The studio is set in a wild garden with woodland, and perhaps this sepia treatment turns the clock back to evoke how it may have been in times gone by.....


6 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely reflection photos

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of a beautiful place that are the next best thing to being there! Hope you've had a great weekend, Catherine, and a wonderful week ahead!

Sylvia

louciao said...

Ah, how these pictures set me dreaming...It would be lovely to turn back the hands of time and visit Cezanne in this garden and see him at work in his atelier. Visiting the museum now would be the next best thing...but meanwhile I shall happily make do with your photos and descriptions. Merci!

Peter Olson said...

Have been to Aix several times, but never took the time to vist Cezannes's place. I will definitely do it next time (probably in May), especially after this nice description! (Your question on my blog: Place du Châtelet.)

Catherine said...

thanks for the lovely comments this week - much appreciated...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful compositions in these photos.

Regards and best wishes