Still and Cezanne – Clyfford Still Museum

Still and Cezanne

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Share:

Guest post by Kent Minturn


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:

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

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