“We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature,” Paul Cezanne
Yet another painting from Cezanne’s favorite outdoor haunt in Aix-en-Provence, this rendition Mont Saint-Victoire is a powerful reminder of this region’s attraction to plein-aire painters of all ages. Cezanne advocating using nature as a model because it incited an analysis of pure sensation rather than an analysis of artistic conventions which might be used to depict an object in the studio. Immersing oneself in nature, and interpreting the sensations, emotional as well as physical, were of paramount importance to the post-Impressionist master who inspired this mid-2oth century painter.
25 x 31, original carved French wooden frame circa 1950
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