- Chateaux -
It's more than seeing the landscape as he saw it in winter and spring, summer and fall; with
the multiple landscapes, Cezanne was a building a truth, a portrait of a part of his world. To
see what he saw, to understand that the Chateau could be seen as a reflection of the artist:
Cezanne painted the personal.
I too associate myself with the landscape around me; as a child, I'd wake up in the morning
and see the Blue Ridge Mountains curving around. For me, home is a southern American landscape -
large trees heavy with magnolia blossoms, tough dogwoods, crabapples, red maple trees, honeysuckle.
The view from my childhood bedroom is who I am, the basis for my earliest references. The house
I grew up in sticks out a little too much, too apparent, too up front, too forward: everything
I don't want to be.