Cézanne’s primitive perspective or the view from everywhere
Smith, Paul. (2013) Cézanne’s primitive perspective or the view from everywhere. The Art Bulletin, Volume 95 (Number 1). pp. 102-119. ISSN 0004-3079Full text not available from this repository.
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Cezanne's "Primitive" Perspective, or the "View from Everywhere" The perspectival "distortions" commonly observed in Cezanne's paintings can be seen as the expression of "blind" visuomotor experiences as well as conscious visual perceptions. They thus correspond not to actual movements but to "virtual" movements internal to acts of perception of a kind described by Merleau-Ponty, which allow the perceiving subject a fuller sense of the physicality of things. Cezanne conveyed this form of engagement with things, alongside the appearances they present, by using varieties of parallel projection, often in disguise. His repudiation of perspective implies a repudiation of spectacle as the normative form of visual experience in modern life.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History of Art|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Art Bulletin|
|Publisher:||College Art Association|
|Page Range:||pp. 102-119|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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