05 April 2011

Hideous. Irremediable.

As if painted with mud. Hideous. Irremediable. Like the designs schoolchildren make by squeezing flies between the folds of a sheet of paper. Worse.

Just some of the typical critical comments made regarding Cézanne’s work the year before his death.


  1. Deleuze on Bacon, via Cezanne:

    "Rhythm appears as music when it invests the auditory level, and as painting when it invests the visual level. This is a ‘logic of the senses,’ as Cézanne said, which is neither rational nor cerebral. What is ultimate is thus the relation between sensation and rhythm, which places in each sensation the levels and domains through which it passes."