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Paul Cézanne. Mill on the Couleuvre near Pontoise (Le Moulin sur le Couleuvre à Pontoise). c. 1881
Infra-red image showing underdrawing.

 

Paul Cézanne
Mill on the Couleuvre near Pontoise (Le Moulin sur le Couleuvre à Pontoise). c. 1881
Oil on canvas, 28 15/16 x 36" (73.5 x 91.5 cm)
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
Photo: Klaus Goeker

 

Paul Cézanne. Mill on the Couleuvre near Pontoise (detail). c. 1881

Infra-red detail. The triangular shape in the center of the detail image is suggestive of a haystack, showing within the outline the quick, sketched lines indicative of an intention to mass color within the triangular form.