Buy a Print of Château Noir by Paul Cézanne. This forboding Château was painted by Paul Cézanne in France between 1903–1904. Château Noir was constructed in 1901 in a neo-gothic design to imitate the classic castle ruins seen elsewhere. It was this aspect that captured and captivated Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French Post-Impressionist painter whose art was instrumental in the transformation from 19th Century art to the hugely different art of the 20th Century. Cézanne’s work is highly recognisable with his repetitive brushstrokes and use of colour. This colourful post-impressionist creation was painted in Provence, France and clearly shows Cézanne’s shift towards cubism.