Highest aims

Cezanne . . . raised still life to the point where it ceased to be inanimate. He painted things as he painted human beings, because he was endowed with the gift of divining the internal life in everything. He achieved expressive color and a form that harmonizes this color with an almost mathematicla abstraction. A man, a tree, an apple, are not representedm but used by Cezanne in building up a painterly thing called a "picture." The same intention actuates the work of . . . Henri Matisse. He paints "pictures" and in these "pictures" endeavors to render the divine. To attain this end he requires nothing but the subject to be painted (human being or whatever it may be) and the means that belong to painting alone, color and form.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK