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  •  Very nice homage to a great artist (1+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis

    And seeing it in the material world is extremely important. I sometimes tell my students that what they don't often realize about paintings is that they are three-dimensional in ways very difficult or impossible to capture on a computer screen or a poster.

    And you've chosen a great Cezanne to be enamoured with.

    I wrote about Juan de Pareja, by Diego Velasquez, as a painting that had the power to move someone (in this case, me) to tears. I'm not sure whether that's the effect of this painting, but it does produce a strong sense that Cezanne captured many experiences of that place in a single image. With Juan de Pareja, we feel like we know him, and we know why he matters in this world; with Le Lac d'Annecy we feel like we know that place, and not just in passing, but at an intimate level.

    "Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter." (Homer Simpson)

    by mitumba on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 06:34:56 AM PDT

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