Mont Sainte-Victoire (Cézanne)
In these paintings, Cézanne often sketched the railway bridge on the Aix-Marseille line at the Arc River Valley in the center on the right side of the picture. Especially, in Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley (1885–1887), he depicted a moving train on this bridge.
Only half a year after the opening of the Aix-Marseille line on October 15, 1877, in a letter to Émile Zola dated April 14, 1878, Cézanne praised the Mont Sainte-Victoire, which he viewed from the train while passing through the railway bridge at Arc River Valley, as a “beau motif (beautiful motif)”, and, in about that same year, he began the series wherein he topicalized this mountain.
This painting (with large pine) was on display at the Armory Show 100th Anniversary in New York at the New York Historical Society.
- Paul Cézanne, Correspondance, recueillie, annotée et préfacée par John Rewald, nouvelle édition révisée et augmentée, Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1978, p. 165.
- "Tomoki Akimaru, "Cézanne and the Steam Railway (1)~(7)", Japan, 2012". Tomokiakimaru.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
- WebMuseum: Cézanne, Paul: The Mont Sainte-Victoire and Bibemus saga
- Mont Sainte-Victoire (1902)
- Mont Sainte-Victoire (1902-1904) (Archived 2009-11-01)