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Highest aims

Cezanne . . . raised still life to the point where it ceased to be inanimate. He painted things as he painted human beings, because he was endowed with the gift of divining the internal life in everything. He achieved expressive color and a form that harmonizes this color with an almost mathematicla abstraction. A man, a tree, an apple, are not representedm but used by Cezanne in building up a painterly thing called a "picture." The same intention actuates the work of . . . Henri Matisse. He paints "pictures" and in these "pictures" endeavors to render the divine. To attain this end he requires nothing but the subject to be painted (human being or whatever it may be) and the means that belong to painting alone, color and form.

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