A work of art that did not begin in emotion is not art….Paul Cezanne

A favorite artist of mine is Cezanne. He believed that while he was painting, he was capturing a moment in time, that once passed could not come back. Each brushstroke needed to contain “the air, the light, the object, the character, the outline, the style”. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes to build up to form complex fields.

Cezanne’s desire to capture the truth of perception led him to explore rendering slightly different, yet simultaneous visual perceptions of the same phenomena and provide the viewer with an aesthetic experience of depth different than using only single point perspective.

Both Matisse and Picasso remarked Cezanne “is the father of us all”.  He was a truly remarkable artist.

Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan, Paul Cézanne ˆ Mia


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