Cèzanne's spatial ambiguities

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Cèzanne's spatial ambiguities

From Virgil Elliott

Published before 2005


I've noted for too many years how advocates of crude painting will go far out on a limb in arguing to justify their preferences, but the arguments are nonetheless irrelevant. They have plenty of poster boys to model their own work after, if perhaps they are daunted by the prospect of pursuing higher levels of mastery than that. Why sing the praises of the inept when there is Vermeer, Rembrandt, Velazquez, etc., to serve as models of excellence? Why not aspire to excellence instead of trying to redefine excellence to include unworthy examples? I simply cannot respect that.