Cezanne’s Mountain and its Imitators


I’m in mountain mode.  Inspired by a topic created at Bénédicte’s blog, I have been thinking about mountains and how to portray them.  They have been a favorite subject of mine before, and it’s fun to come at them again. 

I decided to begin by making a little pochade after Cezanne’s famous Mont Ste Victoire.

Meanwhile, others have had their minds on mountains too.  Actually, I think these are supposed to be “towers,” in some cases even radio towers?  But towers and mountains do have much in common, so the drawings by children at my kid’s school help me think how I might paint this subject.  Here’s one sample:



Drawings “After” Corot


Today I made a fast drawing after Corot’s portrait of Laure Sennegon (plus tard Mme Baudot).  I have been thinking of all the ways I might recharge my batteries, and certainly one of the ways is to restudy works that I love.

My daughter decided to do a version of the Corot portrait also.  Hers shows more of an indebtedness to Matisse.  Also, as you can see, she chose an interesting if ephermeral medium for her drawing.