This painting by Paul Cézanne was purchased for the Antell collection in 1911 from art dealer Ambroise Vollard in London. The work had a great impact on many young Finnish artists. The modulation of Cézanne's work, i.e. dividing the surface structure so that the whole expresses the emotional experience of the artist rather than reality as seen by the eye, became the dominant method of creating art, also in Finland. The surface was constructed using parallel brushstrokes that create rhythm. This method can be seen in the work of Tyko Sallinen, Yrjö Ollila, Ragnar Ekelund and Ilmari Aalto, among others.


  • Title: The Road Bridge at L'Estaque
  • Date Created: 1879/1882
  • Physical Dimensions: w65.5 x h56 cm (Without frame)
  • Painter: Paul Cézanne
  • Inventory number: A II 906
  • Dimensions: 56 x 65.5 cm
  • Collection: Antell collections
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Ateneum Art Museum, Antell collections, http://www.fng.fi/informationandresearch/photographicservice
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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