The painting was painted in 1874.
The landscape of Auvers was a favorite motif of the work of the Impressionists and Cézan as well.
It is simply amazing maximum simplicity, special sketchiness and lively atmosphere. The landscape is very soft. From him comes a special peace. We feel how measured life is flowing. The whole space of the picture is occupied by houses located very close to each other. This gives the canvas saturation, the layers of paint are very dense, crowded, spots of color are completely knocked down.
It seems that this is an illustration for some fairy tale from our childhood, in which the end is always kind. Small houses with roofs of different colors are a whole miniature kingdom in which very kind people live.
In this world it is constantly sunny, pleasant warmth is emanating from the earth, birds singing is barely audible. It is very quiet and joy flows like pleasantly warm milk. This fairy-tale world has no end, its borders go far beyond the boundaries of the picture. We feel the true reality of this world. It is incredibly voluminous and clear. So you want to believe that it actually exists.
Cezan's landscape is like a sketch. Smudges of paint, tinting is slightly transparent, the color is shaded very softly. Details not worked out. It seems that this is a sketch. The silhouettes are completely blurry and blurry. The lines break off, the outlines of objects are ghostly. The image is similar to a photograph that is made of several pieces. It is like a photo collage.
Reality is revealed to the audience as a special plant or a magnificent magnificent flower. Reality grows and gradually it enters more and more new smells, contours and silhouettes. The world from this begins to flutter and tremble. Grayness and uniformity completely go away. The sky in texture is as diverse as possible. The picture sounds incredibly lively. We feel the dynamism and fragmentation of life.
Moonlit Night on the Bosphorus