A HOUSE FOR CEZANNE
Perhaps to design “A House for Cezanne” today might not be so “unique,” or surprising…
After all, the cubes, spheres and pyramids of modern culture ARE already everywhere…
That half of Art that Baudelaire talked about…
But maybe if one contemplates the work, and life, of Cezanne, one can still learn, a lot… and to transpose that learning into an architecture, might not be so futile…
What would such a learning mount to…?
If we are to consider just his thoughts on art and life, we can find an extremely valuable help in dealing with both, at the level of our own life.
At random, almost, here are a few quotations:
"The awareness of our own strength makes us modest."
"We live in a rainbow of chaos."
"An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all."
"With an apple I will astonish Paris."
If Cezanne was able to “astonish Paris” with an apple, we invite you to “astonish Paris” with A HOUSE FOR CEZANNE.
Dwell in his world, for a while, THEN BEGIN TO FEEL / THINK / DRAW / MODEL.
Make a House for Cezanne that Cezanne would have loved.
In Aix-en-Provence, or Paris, or…
Let’s not forget Cezanne, on the occasion of his 175th birthday, on January 19th, 2014.
"I want to die painting” – wrote Cezanne.
DIE DOING ARCHITECTURE, dear architect!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If Cezanne was, in his own words, “the primitive of the method he invented,” BE YOURSELF SUCH A “PRIMITIVE.”
INVENT YOUR OWN METHOD!
BECOME YOUR OWN “CEZANNE!”
HAVE THE COURAGE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WORLD, IF NECESSARY, ONLY TO RETURN TO IT, THROUGH YOUR OWN WORK, ENRICHED.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SUFFER!
If Cezanne suffered and never gave up, WE SHOULD DO THE SAME!
ALLOW “THE RAINBOW OF CHAOS" TO INSPIRE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IMAGINE A TRUE, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE FOR CEZANNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The deadline is January 19th, 2014, the very day of his birthday. Thank you.