Saturday, June 07, 2008

Arresting The Unfurling Of Sensation

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906):

Midday at L'Estaque, c. 1876-1879

Chestnut Trees at the Jas de Bouffan in Winter, c. 1885-1886

Dovecote at Bellevue, 1889-1890

The Bibémus Quarry, c. 1895

Montagne Sainte-Victoire Seen from Bibémus, c. 1897

Château Noir, 1900-1904

[It] is Cézanne's genius that when the overall picture is seen globally, perspectival distortions are no longer visible in their own right but rather contribute, as they do in normal vision, to the impression of emerging order, an object in the act of appearing, organising itself before our very eyes.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Musique Du Jour: Preludes, Claude Debussy