Cézanne is, with Giacometti, one of those truly remarkable artists who dared "follow their inner voice"
and not heed to "societal norms."
"The artist concretizes
"Art is a religion.
Its aim is the elevation of thought.
"For the artist, to
see is to conceive and to conceive is to compose.
"Genius is the power
of renewing one's emotion by contact with everyday life.
"The pursuit of novelty
and originality is a false need that poorly conceals banality or lack of
"A minute in the world's
life passes! to paint it in its reality! and forget everything for that.
To become that minute, be the sensitive plate,
. . .give the image
of what we see, forgetting everything that has appeared before our time.
"He who does not have
a taste for the absolute is satisfied with tranquil mediocrity."
Paintings, oil on canvas
"Mont Ste-Victoire 1902"
"Houses on the hill""Corner-Quarry"
"The mature Cézanne had no designs on the field of vision except to uncover the designs he saw in it.
It is this suspension of will power that gives him admission to the undifferentiated world which precedes knowledge,
to Eden as it was before Adam conferred separating names on each form of vegetal and mineral growth."
Yale Review (Spring 1980), Ronald Hayman
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(The close ups are of my own choosing.)
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