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T.J Clarke, Pissarro, Cezanne – and me
words selected and read by Deb Catesby
‘Cezanne was sitting on the grass, watching him.’
I spent the early morning of October 7th with critic T.J.Clarke* as he dissected the relationship between two great artists.
As a painter in the 21st Century, that dissection struck me as being worth trying to understand.
The words I use belong either to Clarke, Pissarro or Cezanne.
* T.J.Clarke, Strange Apprentice, London Review of Books, October 2020
First painting: Paysage à Pontoise by Pissarro,1872
Second painting: Maison et arbre, quartier de l’Hermitage by Cezanne, 1874
If you are on a phone this is best viewed in landscape
© Deb Catesby, 2020
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