Monday, July 20, 2009

100 in 100, Day 49

self portrait as Mont Sainte-Victoire
pastel, 9x12 inches


Cezanne. Mont Saint-Victoire, 1902-06

6 comments:

Robert Boyd said...

That is my favorite so far.

(Here's a little Mont Sainte-Victoire story. Picasso worshipped Cezanne. After Picasso had become rich and successful, he calls up his dealer and tells him he "bought Mont Saint-Victoire." The dealer, thinking he bought a Cezanne, asks him "Which one?" Picasso chortles and says, "No, I bought the real Mont Sainte-Victoire!" And apparently he did buy it (or at least part of it) in 1958, and is buried there.)

ina said...

Thank you, Robert.

I hadn't heard that story before. In fact, I didn't even know that Picasso worshipped Cezanne. Or maybe I once knew, but like many things, I have since forgotten. It's been fun getting reacquainted with some of these artists, and I have you & Frank Stack to thank for it (I'm enjoying his endless FB albums of great art).

Rowena said...

Lord have mercy woman! I love this one. I love the way you are interpreting the old masters in your self portraits. I love that you're using landscapes.

And I love this Van Gogh story. Thanks Mr. Robert.

A Tabla Rasa said...

hadn't heard that story before. In fact, I didn't even know that Picasso worshipped Cezanne.

We went to a show with the two of them in Fort Worth. The early years they didn't much like each other but they grew into the relationship over the years.

And the painting is a lot of fun, Ina!

Anonymous said...

Excellent!
/GWPDA

m. heart said...

These are so interesting! This one is especially beautiful.