What if art were first and foremost an accident?
The Picasso-Cézanne exhibit in Aix is a prolongation of the Parisian exhibition that was much earlier. I would have loved to see Les demoiselles d’Avignon by Picasso next to Cézanne’s The Bathers (see below). Was the idea that cubism was borrowed from Cézanne, perhaps the result of a misunderstanding? This takes its source from a letter between Cézanne to Emile Bernard in 1904 when he wrote “approach nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone…”. Historians have often seen this as the inspiring beginning of a movement that has yet to finish, and yet, the phrase is merely a question of perspective and depth. History is often reductive! If we cross the history of the birth of cubism with the birth of abstract art a few years later, when Kandinsky was struck by the pointlessness of nike air max pas cher nike air max 90 pas cher nike air max pas cher representation, fascinated by one of his own figurative paintings hung upside down (Murnau Church, below). On the minus side, we can only meditate on the opinion of the philosopher of Jean Gernier, friend of the non-figurative painters: “accident makes the artist”. Perhaps all formal breakaways are groundbreaking?