Paul Cezanne's apple
Cézanne is one of my favorite painters. I love looking at his pictures. However, while I like the strong colors, brush marks, gross tasking composition and comfortable feeling of his paintings, there are parts that I want to correct when looking closely at his paintings.
Where does the light come from in this picture? Why is the desk twisted?
Is the size and perspective of the fruit correct in this drawing? Also, the bookshelf are desk twisted in the back. He probably didn't use a ruler.
All the apples are drawn perfectly in line. I thought it was a manga to color inside the lines
The kettle is looking at the same height, but the plate is looking down from a high place. Is it one person watching? Or does one person have eyes in multiple directions?
In this painting, the desk is also distorted, and the view points of the basket and kettle are different.
Does this picture look any better?
A characteristic of Cézanne's paintings is that the actual size of objects is difficult to predict. The time and season of painting are also difficult to predict.
It also gives the impression that the kettle and the two plates are looking in different directions.
If someone had painted grapes like this one, they would have been told to draw them again.
Why is the wine bottle about to fall?
But when you look at his paintings, you realize that these flaws are no longer visible. And you will be surprised to find that the picture is more powerful and beautiful because of this imperfection. Can you believe this? He ignored everything about the composition, contrast, and angle of light, and it was beautiful and perfect. There are so many flaws and mistakes that it makes me feel as if they were made into a single piece.
I think that Cézanne's paintings will serve as a good example for those who are frustrated because they are difficult to draw or who give up easily because they have no talent. Looking at his pictures, something seems easy to draw. But if anyone tried to copy his picture, they would be surprised themselves. Because you can see how much he put everything down and painted with a pure heart. It seems that he wanted to know the nature of the paintings and things, so he put down all the recognition, praise, and honor around him and only talked to himself. So when I look at Cézanne's paintings, I always feel that the paintings are difficult.
Myungja Anna Koh