Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Advice to a Friend Who Paints

cezanne.millstonePaul Cezanne (1839-1906), Woods with Millstone, 1898-1900

Paul_Cezanne-_Well,_Millstone_and_Cistern_Under_TreesPaul Cézanne: Well, Millstone and Cistern Under Trees (1892; Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm)

Still-Life-With-ApplesPaul Cézanne: Still Life with Apples

Paul_Cezanne_Un_coin_de_tablePaul Cézanne, Un coin de table, 1895-1900

Paul_Cezanne_-_Pyramid_of_SkullsPaul Cézanne, Pyramid of Skulls

Cezanne BathersPaul Cézanne, Bathers

cezanne.grandes-baigneusesPaul Cézanne, Bathers

Paul Cezanne Card PlayersPaul Cézanne, Card Players

Cezanne The-Card-PlayersPaul Cézanne, Card Players


Consider shy Cezanne,
the lay of the land he loved,
its dumbstruck vanity polite and brute.
The bather in his sketchy suit.
The skull upon the mute pull of cloth.
In your taxing and tearing, tugging at art,
consider shy Cezanne.
His blushing apples.
His love of man.

--Kelly Cherry--

3 comments:

Peter said...

I was anxiously waiting for you to start blogging again! Now I discovered that I missed a number of posts! Don’t worry, I have now read them all, watched, listened to Wagner… and got the proof why I so sincerely hoped that you would resume blogging! Hope there will be no immediate break again!

rauf said...

So i have to pull my blog out of the cold storage now. Claudia is here.

You have pleasant things to say. i am glad Claudia.
i have been lazy in responding to comments too on a painful subject.

i like artists who have traveled to different parts of the world Claudia, There are some lesser known artists like William Bouguereau, Jean Leon Gerome, Sargent, John Singer ? you should see his 'sketch of Santa Sofia; street of Venice, he has painted Monet at work, out doors not in his studio.

hope you are doing fine Claudia

have to type EUREAK in the box ??? Mind is blank, no discoveries today

rauf said...

oh yes, i found your new post. Now i understand why i had to type EUREAK