BMA Voices: Paul Cézanne’s “Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry”, c. 1897.

Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry. c. 1897. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.196

Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry. c. 1897. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.196

Katy Rothkopf, Senior Curator & Dept Head of European Painting & Sculpture, describes removing the yellowing varnish from Paul Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry, c. 1897, and discovering surprising and stunning colors underneath.

BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.

Related: Laura Alban’s post on Leon Kroll.

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