“We live in a rainbow of chaos.” -Paul Cézanne

August 30, 2015

After my recent frustration with lemons I’ve decided to spend some time checking out how others have painted lemons. Here’s my version of one of Cézanne’s.

Cézanne Lemon
Cézanne Lemon, Aug 29, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 10″ X 10″


And here’s my inspiration:

Nature morte
Nature morte


I love the way his fruit is practically outlined – I may have to play with that more. In my various Cézanne searches, I came across this quote:

“Style is not created through servile imitation of the masters; it proceeds from the artist’s own particular way of feeling and expressing himself.” – Paul Cézanne

Perhaps M. Cézanne would consider my painting based on his work pointless and I kind of like the irony. Makes me want to continue my ‘Lemons after Masters’ project.



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