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Detail of abstract oil painting with bare canvas, green, blue, and yellow paint
Clyfford Still, PH-764, 1970 (detail). Oil on canvas, 89 x 66 1/2 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
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Still and Cezanne

Clyfford Still Paul Cezanne

In the essay, “Clyfford Still, Paul Cezanne, and Posterity” author Kent Minturn examines Still’s 1935 master’s thesis which focuses on several works by Cezanne. As Minturn points out, Still “deplored” words, especially those of a critic’s. Because this is the case, Mintern is interested to see how Still approaches the project of discussing another artist’s work. Minturn explores Cezanne’s influences on Still throughout the essay and he also looks into Still’s statement, “The ultimate realization of Cézanne’s contribution and ideal remains with the artists of the future.” Is Still Cezanne’s ultimate realizer?

Read the essay here: art-theory.com

images: Clyfford Still (left); Paul Cezanne (right)

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