Painting by Cezanne
Class notes from Drawing the Figure in Space with Elizabeth Rupprecht, SAIC, 1991
Look at Cezanne’s Mt. St. Victoire – picture is divided into 3 horizontal bands: dark and warm on bottom, medium, warm & hot in center, light & blue at top.
Sky/mountain area over mid-plane overlapping front plane.
17th C. – paintings divided into 3 horizontal areas – light blue sky on top, mid-tone in center, dark foreground.
Find areas that are static and dynamic to the picture plane.
Hard lines will come closer to you.
(read more about Cezanne’s mountain paintings here.)