The House of the Hanged Man by Cézanne

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Mark Cartwright
by Musée d'Orsay
published on 09 March 2022

An 1873 painting in oils, The House of the Hanged Man, by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), the French post-impressionist artist. A work which shows, through the dab-like brushwork, the influence of Cézanne's longtime associate Camille Pisarro, as well as the impressionist's concern with light. As is typical of Cézanne's landscapes, there are no figures in the scene. The name does not refer to an actual execution but is a play on words of the name of the owner. This painting was shown in the first exhibition of independent artists in Paris in April of 1874 (aka the First Impressionist Exhibition) and at the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

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