Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • The title says that this is an "abandoned" house. What makes this house look abandoned?

  • Cézanne applied his paint in small clusters of vertical and diagonal brush strokes. Where do you see this method used in the painting?

  • Is this painting mostly cool colors, warm colors, or a balance of both? How would this painting be different if Cézanne had used a different color palette?

  • Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in southern France. This painting was created near his hometown. If you were going to paint your hometown, what would you paint? How would you want to represent the place that you are from?