OIL PAINTING: Mont Sainte -Victoire , 1898
Later in his life, Cezanne painted one particular mountain, again and again, and we suggest that these paintings represent transitional fossils from late 19th century art to modern art. Consider the progression of paintings of Mont Sainte Victoire.
We are not sure how to arrange these paintings in precise chronological order, but even if they're not, it doesn't effect that larger point, which that toward the end of his life Cezanne was painting less the Mont Sainte -Victoire, then he was painting the paint. Cezanne had discovered a new way to make art, the interplay of form divorced from subject. The last of his paintings, Garden at Lauves, is pure color composition.