Cezanne quotes

  • The non-geometric biomorphic forms of Arp and Miro and Moore are definitely in the ascendant. The formal tradition of Gauguin, Fauvism and Expressionism will probably dominate for some time to come the tradition of Cezanne and Cubism.
    -- Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

    #Cezanne #Tradition #Form

  • If Picasso drips, I drip... For a long while I was with Cezanne, and now I am with Picasso.
    -- Arshile Gorky

    #Long #Cezanne #Imitation

  • One of Cezanne's unfinished paintings... appears to be a completed work even though only a few strokes of paint have been put down. My methods are similar... I expect each of my paintings to appear whole in every stage.
    -- Christopher Willard

    #Finishing #Cezanne #Painting

  • The paradox in the evolution of French painting from Courbet to Cezanne is how it was brought to the verge of abstraction in and by its very effort to transcribe visual appearance with ever greater fidelity.
    -- Clement Greenberg

    #Effort #Cezanne #Evolution

  • Cezanne is the Christopher Columbus of a new continent of form.
    -- Clive Bell

    #Discovery #Cezanne #Columbus

  • Cezanne, you see, is a sort of God of painting.
    -- Henri Matisse

    #Cezanne #Painting #Masters

  • The nourishment of Cezanne's awkward apples is in the tenderness and alertness they awaken inside us.
    -- Jane Hirshfield

    #Apples #Awkward #Cezanne

  • There is no such thing as starting where Cezanne left off. You have to start where he started... at the beginning.
    -- Kimon Nicolaides

    #Cezanne #Starting

  • Cezanne is one of the most liberal artists I have ever seen... he grants that everyone may be as honest and as true to nature from their convictions; he doesn't believe that everyone should see alike.
    -- Mary Cassatt

    #Believe #Artist #Cezanne

  • The things I felt... about certain painters of the past that... inspired me, like Cezanne and Manet... that complete losing of oneself in the work to such an extent that the work itself... felt as if a living organism was posited there on the canvas, on this surface... That's truly... the act of creation.
    -- Philip Guston

    #Past #Cezanne #Losing

  • Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it, Picasso did it with Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. Then there could be new paintings again.
    -- Willem de Kooning

    #Ideas #Cezanne #Painting

  • Painting is a visceral experience, one loaded with subtle information. Only Cezanne could get away with a system.
    -- Wolf Kahn

    #Cezanne #Information #Painting

  • Fortunately I had a great intern who did a lot of the research on Andy's prices, which of course are phenomenal, but getting them straight - you know, he's reached this $100million plateau that only a handful of other artists have reached, which puts him in the company of Cezanne, Klimt, Picasso, and such.
    -- Bob Colacello

    #Artist #Research #Cezanne