The Terrace at the Hôtel Mistral

Georges Braque French

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A century ago, L’Estaque was a modest Mediterranean port to the northwest of the industrial city Marseille. Of the many artists who spent time painting its scenic vistas, none was better known than Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). It was partly in homage to this revered and recently deceased artist that Braque traveled to L’Estaque in the summer of 1907. The influence of Cézanne’s art can be seen here in Braque’s palette and use of geometric forms to render the terraced park adjacent to a seaside hotel.

The Terrace at the Hôtel Mistral, Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris), Oil on canvas

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