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Letters on Cézanne by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Feb 06, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry
Recommended for: Rilke fans, painters
Read in February, 2008

This book is a collection of letters that Rilke wrote to his wife while he was away. He spent hours standing in an art gallery, looking at pictures painted by Cezanne. He then would write long, elaborate letters to his wife about the paintings and what they meant for art, and writing, and his personal quest to produce the art he knew he was capable of. They are powerful and beautiful; a necessary read for any one who makes or appreciates art.

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