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Van Gogh and Cézanne, painting light

Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne both celebrated the light of Provence. For Van Gogh, known for his bold use of color, art reflects the artist’s emotion. Cézanne, on the other hand, proposes a more formal approach: art must be attentive to the natural balance of the world. His painting, with its precise gestures and soft colors, captivates the art lover, as in this painting of Mont Sainte-Victoire near Aix-en-Provence, his birthplace.