Cezanne, Paul (1839 – 1906)
Cezanne develps his ideas about art
A superb and rare two-page autograph letter signed by Paul Cezanne in which he refers to developing “l’idée d’art que je crois avoir” (the idea of art that I believe in). Written on the first and third sheet of a folded page and dated 11th July 1903. The artist writes to the novelist and art critic Octave Mirbeau, one of the first collectors of Cezanne’s paintings. In part, “I have just received a letter from my son who brought me up to date regarding the attention you are paying to my work.
Your moral support is too precious to me to go unthanked. I am continuing to try to develop, through design and colour, the idea of art that I believe in. Despite my advanced age, it would be a great joy to see you again and to be able to discuss with you this gift of art which preoccupies so many good minds”. In very fine condition.