Cezanne – The story behind the landscapes
Paul Cézanne is a painter mostly associated with serene landscapes, but what is the reason? What is the underlying story of this amazing turn of the 20th century artist?
This peacful landscape, done in the French Alps, “tells us everything we need to know about the artist” according to, Guardian art critic, Jonathan Jones. “You see it not just in a work like Le Lac d’Annecy, but every time he paints an apple. He loves the geometry of the apple – the sphere found in nature – but instead of coldly drawing it with a compass, his eye lovingly follows its contours, and his imagination passionately reconstructs the roundness and fullness of the fruit’s form.”
There are anecdotal remarks in this story, which paint a very interesting picture to that period in time. Cézanne was adopting a style quite at odds with his personality. As if Cezanne, by trying to become constructive, created Modernist Art. He almost seems incidental to his greatness. Read Jones’s article “Murder, Lust, and Landscapes”…