Monday, November 29, 2010


charcoal on paper
16 x 20

I have been reading a wonderful book, called Letters On Cezanne, by Rilke. It contains many letters that he wrote to his wife one Fall in 1907 when he was in Paris. At that time there was a large exhibition of Cezanne's work; Rilke "discovered" this and went nearly every day, spending hours with the paintings. These letters are a beautiful portrait of the close relationship he had with his wife, as well as intimate looks at both Rilke and Cezanne. Walking and absorbing Paris, he writes:

" These are the days when everything is all around you, luminous, light, barely intimated in the bright air and yet distinct; even what is nearest has the tones of distance..."

I have some work in the Holiday show at the Lake Pepin art and Design Center in Pepin, WI. The show will run from November 26 - December 31; stop by if you are in the area.


Mary Logue said...

Oooh. This is so haunting and lovely. The white serpent crawling through the treetops.

Pete Hautman said...

Very cool.

Amy Hautman said...

I really "get" these tree/sky images. They give me that feeling of being a kid when everything is magical.