Tag Archives: Paul Cézanne

Same mountain, different viewpoint

A few years ago, painter Tarryl Gabel gave me a tour of her favorite painting spots in the High Peaks region of New York’s Adirondack mountains. Among the places we stopped was a hayfield in either Wilmington or Jay—I can’t remember exactly where. I went back and spent the afternoon with the wild turkeys, watching […]

Marrying a rock

Mont Sainte-Victoire near Paul Cézanne’s home in Aix-en-Provence was one of his favorite subjects.  It was in painting this mountain that he developed the spatial effect (sometimes called flat-depth) that became the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism. Mont Sainte-Victoire is, therefore, not just a plein air motif but an icon in the development of modern […]