For my dissertation proposal, I read ‘Cezanne’s doubt’ by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and it helped to inspire my subject work, as Maurice talks about the way Cezanne viewed and portrayed nature and landscapes.
These are just a few of the quotes that inspired the style of my work.
‘Of nature, he said, “the artist must conform to this perfect work of art. Everything comes to us from nature; we exist through it; nothing else is worth remembering.”‘
‘He was pursuing reality without giving up the sensuous surface, with no other guide than the immediate impression of nature, without following the contours, with no outline to enclose the colour, with no perspectival or pictorial arrangement.’
‘But this interpretation should not be a reflection distinct from the act of seeing.’