Monday, February 13, 2017

From Yesterday and Beyond

From yesterday before the snow started falling: a 9x12 charcoal with touches of pastel drawing.

I've been reading a lot lately on Paul Cezanne and it hit me the other day that no one wonders why Sisley painted the way he did, or Monet painted the way he did, or Pissarro, and so on, but when it comes to Cezanne, the writers all try to figure out why he painted the way he did.  Richard Shiff wrote a book about it.  Rilke and Merleau-Ponty have interesting things to say about it.  Fortunately, I don't think it will ever be settled.

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