Monday, January 31, 2011

Mont Sainte-Victoire

Mount Sainte-Victoire by Paul Cézanne (1885–1887)

Cézanne would often be inspired by the view from his house, which included this mountain in France. He would concentrate on the idea of creating depth, and using geometry, he used an organized system of layers to construct horizontal planes in order to build dimensions. This landscape picture in fact reminded me of a countryside that I once saw in Germany from a castle atop the mountain. It was a fantastic view of the terrain, therefore I captured the scenery using my camera (which only took a second), whereas Cezanne spent two years immortalizing the same image.

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