Monthly Archives: May 2012

Contemplating Cezanne

Posted on by Ginnie

A century after he’s gone and lionized, forgotten, rediscovered; transformed by art history into something else, and still reminding us of his surprises with his legacy of paintings, drawings, and writings; I find myself contemplating Cezanne. Specifically, his use of passage shapes; abstract shapes that echo neighboring ones, but are themselves carved from the negative space adjacent.  Illusionism takes upon itself a different mantle as it sublimates itself to the abstraction that is foundational to its creation. This is the […]