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Cezanne on Nature

Susan Anderson's picture

"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art." - Paul Cezanne

I thought this was an interesting quote by Cezanne on nature that came up in Art History the other day.  Putting this in context, many artists, when painting landscape, would copy elements from paintings in the Louvre and put it into their work.  Cezanne thought that to create art you have to look at the original object.  I wonder if Cezanne would disapprove of Morton?