Cezanne, Still Life With Basket of Apples, 1890 – 1894

Interested in the way impressionists analyzed form and the way we see the world; not so much the subjective experience 
Very odd elements of drawing; the table seems tilted toward the viewer, but the apples are not rolling off, the ellipses aren’t correct, the table doesn’t line up, shadows are very inconsistent  o	However the inconsistent shadows are indicative of a time lapse; light does change and time does move 
Time exists in the fourth dimension; this is a contemporary theory, and people are under the impression that they can capture it in art. This is something we call passage.

Cezanne, Still Life With Basket of Apples, 1890 – 1894

  • Interested in the way impressionists analyzed form and the way we see the world; not so much the subjective experience 
  • Very odd elements of drawing; the table seems tilted toward the viewer, but the apples are not rolling off, the ellipses aren’t correct, the table doesn’t line up, shadows are very inconsistent o However the inconsistent shadows are indicative of a time lapse; light does change and time does move 
  • Time exists in the fourth dimension; this is a contemporary theory, and people are under the impression that they can capture it in art. This is something we call passage.
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  1. artwhat posted this

artwhat.

during my first ever survey of western art class, my professor explained the difference between historians and art historians. historians, she said, were interested in old things. art historians, on the other hand, were interested in old things of quality. you don't hang garbage up on the walls of a museum; it has to be substantial and it has to mean something. so here you go; old things, made mostly by dudes long dead, of debatable degrees of quality but always with a constant level of importance. think of this as a deck of flash cards... sans the whole cards part.