Origins of Modernism and Cubism

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      At the close of the 19th century Cezanne wanders about his neighborhood in Aix-En-Provence and occasionally as far as the coast at l’Estaque.  He is trying out new ideas. First, he wants to take the formal compositions of … Continued

Light/Dark

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    Earlier I discussed chiaroscuro and its roots with Leonardo da Vinci and its proponents like Caravaggio and Rembrandt.  The Light/Dark contrast principle has utility beyond chiaroscuro.  Any surface plane advances toward you and, the dark territories recede( or … Continued