The Invisible Greater Part

In ordinary life one doesn’t have to see or know exactly how things relate in order to do something useful with them. For one obvious example, a cook doesn’t have to understand what is going on chemically in the oven to bake a cake; for another, in sex the interaction of pheromones with hormones doesn’t have to observed and measured to get a good result. Likewise in art the visible relations between forms are only an opportunity to feel others present but not necessarily visible. Poussin and Cézanne prove the point. My lodestars. Close your eyes and feel your way.

Paul Cezanne, Mt. St. Victorie, 1882-85

Paul Cezanne, Mt. St. Victorie, 1882-85

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3 Responses to The Invisible Greater Part

  1. Naomi Schlinke says:

    I could visit this painting forever…thanks for posting.

  2. Robin Greenwood says:

    Sometimes we agree completely…

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