There are distinctive elements of Paul Cezanne’s work that go far beyond his use of colour to represent form. He had a way of presenting different viewpoints in his compositions that was and is exciting. This is something that Henri Matisse continued to explore while allowing the paint to become colour fields of flat surfaces. At one point in the of the development of this work I had a choice. I could continue to build up the colour fields or I could continue to follow the light and movement within the still life. Matisse of course was arguing for letting paint be paint in its colour and simplicity. Cezanne was slowly working his way into the tension of form and structure of the still life using colour as his guide. I observed. I thanked the masters. Then I picked up my brush and continued to paint the light and movement between the forms until the painting came to rest.
AUGUST STILL LIFE WITH CEZANNE AND MATISSE – 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas
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2 thoughts on “August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse”
clicked it on a large good screen – light, color, movement, a beautiful riot.
Thank you Alienheartbeat for your interest and taking a long close look at the painting.