Monday, November 6, 2017
The End of Landscape
Rue Celony again. It is a narrow street that pedestrians and vehicles use as a shortcut to get to the old part of Aix. Fortunately there are metal barriers to separate people from machines. This painting is a 12x16 oil on panel.
Here are a couple interesting quotes from the Alex Danchev biography of Paul Cezanne:
'Asked why he was so fond of ultramarine, he [Cezanne] replied: "Because the sky is blue."'
'"With Cezanne landscape itself comes to an end," proclaimed the artist Robert Motherwell in the 1940's.'