Cezanne spent much of his life painting in and around his home in Aix en Provence. This is his studio or atelier. When I visited there long ago, his studio was left for visitors to see just as he may have worked in it. Artists, beginning with the impressionists, had gone outdoors to paint, as paint in tubes became available to them. Up to this time, artists would go out and sketch, draw in pen and ink or paint in watercolor, perhaps. Then returning to their studios, they would from work from these references. Many of Cezanne’s paintings are views of a nearby mountain, Mont St. Victoire.