Quick pic .. en route to Monaco – Cézanne’s mountain

I wouldn’t have added a photo to a blog post of La Montagne Sainte-Victoire from the bus whilst motoring along the highway between Avignon and our destination, Monaco, but a co-incidental article in our Sunday papers from last weekend with a painting by Paul Cézanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, caught my eye.

The article is about two great South African poets, Roy Campbell and Uys Krige.  Briefly, Krige embarked on a mission to meet Campbell living in Martigues, which he finally achieved, in 1932,  having walked from the town square in Martigues through the countryside towards the home of the poet he admired.  ” He wrote later, as if he was walking through a Cézanne landscape with vineyards, fruit and olive trees on both sides, with l’Estaque right behind him and Mont Sainte Victoire dead ahead, both of which, of course, Cézanne painted regularly. ”

.. and here is the limestone mountain … La Montagne Sainte-Victoire

   Paul Cézanne, a post-impressionist painter : we saw some of his marvellous paintings in Musée d’Orsay in Paris


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