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Those things - brilliance, vision, isolation, transformation, innovation, paranoia, bitterness, merging influences, are all things that I see in myself, sometimes in brief astonishing glimpses, sometimes in protracted horrifying periods. In Cezanne, I see an introvert unprepared for the slings and arrows associated with being a trailblazer and innovator on that scale.

Early in his career he must have felt like a lightening rod. His paintings were unpalattable to the establishment (the Ecole de Beaux Arts rejected him several times), and he was largely considered to be poor mixture of emotional romantic color and violent themes. Even, after that pivotal moment when he began to combine the old and the new into his new constructive modernist style, he was attacked and denigrated for his art, becoming a symbolic representation of the new disturbing trends in art.

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