Paul Cézanne citátov
Dátum narodenia: 19. január 1839
Dátum úmrtia: 22. október 1906
Paul Cézanne bol francúzsky maliar a kresliar reprezentujúci prechod medzi impresionizmom konca 19. storočia a kubizmom zo začiatku 20. storočia. Bol jednou z najvýznamnejších postáv francúzskeho maliarstva, ktorú dnes radíme do obdobia postimpresionizmu.
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Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 46, in: 'What I know or have seen of his life'
„.. in my ideal of a good painting; there's unity. The drawing and the colour are no longer distinct; as soon as you paint you draw; the more the colours harmonize, the more precise the drawing becomes. I know that from experience. When the colour is at its richest, the form is at its fullest.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 221 in: 'What he told me – III. The Studio'
„Treat nature in terms of the cylinder, the sphere, and the cone, the whole put into perspective so that each side of an object, or of a plane, leads towards a central point. Lines parallel to the horizon give breadth, whether a sections of nature, or, if you prefer, of the spectacle which Pater omnipotens aeterne Deus unfolds before your eyes. Lines perpendicular to this horizon give depth... Everything I am telling you [ Joachim Gasquet ] about - the sphere, the cone, cylinder, concave shadow – on mornings when I'm tired these notions of mine get me going, they stimulate me, I soon forget them once I start using my eyes.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, pp. 163-164, in: 'What he told me – I. The motif'
„Yes, yes, a formula that's a straitjacket.... not for me! All the same, he tries in vain, does Jean-Dominique [Ingres], to wring your heart with his glossy finish! I said this to Vollard, to shock him, he is very powerful! Nevertheless he [ Jean-Dominique Ingres, French classicist painter] is a damned good man... The most modern of the moderns. Do you know why I take my hat off to him? Because he forced his fantastic draughtsmanship down the throats of the idiots who now claim to understand it. But here there are only two: Delacroix and Courbet. The rest are scoundrels.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 192 in: 'What he told me – II. The Louvre'
„When I'am outlining the skin of a lovely peach with soft touches of paint, or a sad old apple, I catch a glimpse in the reflections they exchange of the same mild shadow of renunciation, the same love of the sun, the same recollection of the dew... Why do we divide up the world? Does this reflects our egoism?... The prism is our first step towards God, our seven beatitudes.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 220 in: 'What he told me – III. The Studio'
„.. But there is better. Simplicity, being direct. Everything else is just a game, just building castles in the sky... Basically I don't think of anything when I paint. I see colours. I strive with joy to convey them on to my canvas just as I see them. They arrange themselves as they choose, any old way. Sometimes that makes a picture. I'm brainless animal. Very content if I could be just that..“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 158-159, in: 'What he told me – I. The motif'
„In that Renaissance (Cellini, Tintoretto, Titian..) there was an explosion of unique truthfulness, a love of painting and form... Then come the Jesuits and everything is formal; everything has to be taught and learned. It required a revolution for nature to be rediscovered; for Delacroix to paint his beach at Etratat, Corot his roman rubble, Gustave Courbet his forest scenes and his waves. And how miserable slow that revolution was, how many stages it had to go through!... These artists had not yet discovered that nature has more to do with depth than with surfaces. I can tell you, you can do things to the surface.... but by going deep you automatically go to the truth. You feel a healthy need to be truthful. You'd rather strip your canvas right down than invent or imagine a detail. You want to know.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, pp. 156-157, in: 'What he told me – I. The motif'
„Everything we look at disperses and vanishes. doesn't it? Nature is always the same, and yet its appearance is always changing... Painting must give us the flavour of nature’s eternity. Everything, you understand. So I join together nature's straying hands.... From all sides, here there and everywhere, I select colours, tones and shades; I set them down, I bring them together.... They make lines, they become objects – rocks, trees – without my thinking about them.... But if there is the slightest distraction, the slightest hitch, above all if I interpret too much one day, if I'm carried away today by a theory which contradicts yesterday's, if I think while I'm painting, if I meddle, then woosh!, everything goes to pieces.“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 148, in: 'What he told me – I. The motif'
„I'd like to combine melancholy and sunshine... There's a sadness in Provence which no one has expressed; Poussin would have shown it in terms of some tomb, underneath the poplars of the Alyscamps... I'd like to put reason in the grass and tears in the sky, like Poussin... You really need to see and feel your subject very clearly, and then If I express myself with distinction and power, there's my Poussin, there's my classicism..“
Zdroj: Quotes of Paul Cezanne, after 1900, p. 211 in: 'What he told me – III. The Studio'