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Letters on Cézanne Letters on Cézanne by Rainer Maria Rilke
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“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne
“Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne
“Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his conscious reflection, his progressive steps, mysterious even to himself, should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne
“Just as the creative artist is not allowed to choose, neither is he permitted to turn his back on anything: a single refusal, and he is cast out of the state of grace and becomes sinful all the way through.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne
“which so incorruptibly reduced a reality to its color content that it resumed a new existence in a beyond of color, without any previous memories.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne