Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was a post-impressionist painter born January 19th 1839 in France. Cézanne felt that art should go hand in hand with nature. In a letter to one of his pupils, Emile Zola, he says, ” But you know all the pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as the things done outside.” He felt that an artist should see nature in a way that no one has seen it before. That they must make a vision for themselves. Not in an extremely cryptic way, but by being fully conscious of their own sensations. Of  both feelings and visual sensations in unison. And then, using intelligence, organize it into their work.

I really like that he says we must make visions for ourselves. I think at this point it’s so easy for people to say “everything’s been done” but I don’t think everything’s been done. If we take things that have already been done and mingle it with our own beliefs and experiences I truly believe we could create something that’s never been done. However if we get too caught up on trying to create the thing that hasn’t been done, we miss out on the act of creating. And that’s where the connection, or the uniqueness, lies. I don’t think creating something that hasn’t been created yet is as important as creating something that truly reflects who you are. And to create something that truly reflects who you are requires a consciousness of yourself, your feelings, your experiences, and the world through your eyes.


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Information from, Theories Of Modern Art by Herschel B Chipp

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3 thoughts on “Paul Cézanne

  1. Art as in life….is about finding that middle ground. You create in hopes that something unique will emerge but you have to make sure you dont sacrifice yourself in the process.

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    1. I do agree, I don’t want to lose myself in it, as in being unaware of myself or not being fully honest with myself that is very easy to do though. I do say pour your whole heart and soul into it, that’s what I shoot for. Thank you for your support and comments. 🙂 I’m so glad you loved it.

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