Tag: still.life

Herbin, Auguste (1882-1960) – 1906c. Flowers (Hermitage, St. Petersburg)

Born in Quiévy, Nord, he studied drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts de Lille, from 1898 to 1901, when he settled in Paris. The initial influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism visible in paintings that he sent to the Salon des Indépendants in 1906 gradually gave way to an involvement with Cubism after his move in…

Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906) – 1893-94 Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 59 × 72.4 cm. Paul Cézanne (US /seɪˈzæn/ or UK /sɨˈzæn/; French: [pɔl sezan]; 1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can…

A Logic of Colours.

"There is a logic of colours, and it is with this alone, and not with the logic of the brain, that the painter should conform." – Paul Cezanne "Colour is fun, colour is just plain gorgeous, a gourmet meal for the eye, the window of the soul." – Rachel Wolf Have a wonderful Good Friday,…

Glory of Colours

"Shut your eyes, wait, think of nothing. Now, open them … one sees nothing but a great coloured undulation. What then? An irradiation and glory of colour. This is what a picture should give us … an abyss in which the eye is lost, a secret germination, a coloured state of grace … loose conciousness.…

Remembrance of Cezanne.

"I wished to copy nature. I could not. But I was satisfied when I discovered the sun, for instance, could not be reproduced, but only represented by something else." – Paul Cezanne "What I am trying to translate to you is more mysterious; it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the implacable…