Cezanne and the creative arts…ART FOR WRITERS

“…Cezanne wanted to get to the point where “sight” was also “touch”. He would take hours sometimes to put down a single stroke because each stroke needed to contain “the air, the light, the object, the composition, the character, the outline, and the style”. Read on…

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

cezanne I’m not going to write about what Paul Cezanne did  with paint or his enormous influence on art because I know a lot of people reading this will have much greater appreciation of the contribution he made than I have, but I thought I’d share a few of his ideas.

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

This is pretty similar to how the American poet Robert Frost saw a writer’s relationship to his or her work

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

I’m indebted to Wikipedia  (I admit it!!)  for the following:

…(Cezanne) wanted to get to the point where “sight” was also “touch”. He would take hours sometimes to put down a single stroke because each stroke needed to contain “the air, the light, the object, the composition…

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