Paul Cézanne “Sorrow”

Ryan Jensen © RMN / RÈunion des MusÈes Nationaux

Sorrow [La Madeleine]

Oil on canvas • Romanticism • 1,6 x 1,2 m • c.1868-1869 • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

Self Portrait

Paul Cézanne

French artist and Post-Impressionist painter
was born in Aix-en-Provence, a city and commune in Southern France, north of Marseille.

January 19, 1839

His style: Post-Impressionism

Check my tribute to this great artist here: Paul Cézanne


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  1. Finding online information about this painting wasn’t easy. Almost all the hits I got were from sites selling reproductions of the picture. I did learn that the original is in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and that in addition to “La Madeleine” (the Magadlene, i.e. Mary Magdalen) it’s also been called “La Douleur” (sorrow, pain). I don’t think I previously knew of a Cézanne work with a religious association.

    • Wasn’t easy for me either and I found quite different descriptions of it. He has actually done some religious work. “Christ in limbo” …I think “Melancholy”…

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