Mount Saint Victoire photo by Corey On top of the Provencal world. Sacha, Fabrice and Shelby hiked up Mount Sainte-Victoire, "It can be difficult to estimate, by eye, just how far away a mountain lies. A peak can dominate a landscape and command our ...

 

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Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

 

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Mount Saint Victoire

photo by Corey

 

 

Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

On top of the Provencal world.

Sacha, Fabrice and Shelby hiked up Mount Sainte-Victoire,

 

"It can be difficult to estimate, by eye, just how far away a mountain lies. A peak can dominate a landscape and command our attention, filling our eyes and mind. Yet it can come as something of a shock to discover that such a prominent natural feature can still be a long distance from us.

A mountain

At 3317 feet (1011 meters) high, the limestone peak of Mont Sainte-Victoire is a pigmy compared to the giants of, say, Mount Fuji and Mount Rainier. But, like them, it still exercises a commanding presence over the country around it and, in particular, over Aix-en-Provence, the hometown of Paul Cézanne. Thanks to his many oil paintings and watercolors of the mountain, the painter has become indelibly associated with it. Think of Cézanne and his still-lifes and landscapes come to mind, his apples and his depictions of Mont Sainte-Victoire." via an exactly read at KhanAcademy 

 

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

 

Fabrice is a childhood friend, and Shelby is Mari's daughter. The first time Mari met Sacha she told him, "You are going to marry my daughter."

 

 

 

Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

Somewhere out there is Saint Zacharie our town, and Cassis.

 

 

 

 

Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

947 meters high

 

“Cézanne was my one and only master (…) He was like the father of us all”
Pablo Picasso

The many views of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire that Paul Cézanne painted between 1882 and 1906 rank among the greatest landscapes ever painted, and they had a great importance in the development of modern art

Cézanne moved to Provence in the early 1880's and, disillusioned with Impressionism, he decided to follow his own path, finding inspiration in the landscape. His soon became interested in the representation of Mount Sainte-Victoire, a 1011 meter (3,317 ft) high near Aix-en-Provence.

Like Hokusai in his "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji", Cézanne used different points of view in his “Montagne Sainte-Victoire” paintings, allowing the representation of the environs of the mountain. This diversity is key to understanding the evolution of Cezanne’s late style. In the first views of the mountain, of which the most famous example is exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of New York (1882-1885), Cézanne gives importance to the drawing, highlighting the presence of the trees in the foreground. In the later works, like the ones belonging to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kunsthaus Zurich, line has virtually disappeared and there are only colour planes representing different volumes.

Treat nature by means of the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, everything brought into proper perspective”, Cézanne wrote in 1904. The art of Cézanne, “cubist before the cubism”, set the basis of the 20th century avant-garde." Via Artwolf

 

 

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

A while ago, last July, another hike was taken with Fabrice, Sacha, French Husband, Chelsea...

 

I suppose it is an annual adventure hike.

 

 

 

Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

 

"Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was the son of a rich banker and landowner in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France.

Cézanne’s father originally hoped that his son would pursue a legal career, but eventually agreed to support him financially as an artist.

In 1861, Cézanne travelled to Paris on the advice of his schoolmate, the writer Émile Zola, and exhibited for some years with Impressionist artists such as Camille Pissarro.

However, he ultimately preferred to work in his native Aix and spent much of his career back at the family farm, the Jas de Bouffan, where his father gave him a studio space.

Cézanne learnt much from Impressionism but whilst many of his contemporaries were focusing on city life, Cézanne chose to depict the landscapes and peasant inhabitants around his home town." Via the Courtauld

 

 


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Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

 

While the gang was hiking up the majestic Saint Victoire, Mari and I were hitting the brocantes with the aim to fill her container. 

Where would you rather be?

Hiking

or

Brocanting?

 

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

 

Did Cezanne ever make it to the top?

 

 

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

Being on the top.

Living Art.

A painter, hiker, explorer, dreamer..

Being in the middle of it all.

Absorbing beauty.

 

 

 


Hiking Mount Saint Victoire with Cezanne in Mind

 

An artist paints a painting and it goes around the world inspiring others.

Two children meet because their mothers met on the internet due to their shared passion for France and design.

Saint Victoire.

...

All the photos above are from Sacha and Fabrice.

 

 

 

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Driving by, leaning out the window, catching the glory of this incredible mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

Brocante On Both Sides of the River

French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

 

Ten rows, one river, a bridge to cross over to reach both sides of the brocante.

Walking up and down the rows on the first warm day of the year. If it weren't for the brocante I would have taken a swim and had a picnic.

 

 

 

French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

 

When your car is parked faraway you should not buy books.

Unless, they are too good to pass up.

Mari bought a trunk load of books. 

 

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

Along the river this was the view.

That is worth getting up early morning, a warm day, a ton of books and blisters.

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

Enlarge this plate photo to see all it has on it.

Who wants to start a collection of the regions of France

with these sort of "carte postal" plates.

I sold this one, so I am out.

 

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

 

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

Over and over the bridge, from one side of the brocante to the other side.

Oh gee such a hardship.

 

Not.

 

 

French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

The overflowing sense of beauty in one spot:

The village,

the river,

the brocante...

 

 


French flea market, brocante Corey Amaro

 

The town of Jouques.

 

 

 

Selfie

Selfie of friends

 

 

Guess who is the shortest?

 

 

 


Selfie, Friends, France

 

 

Mari (our friend from Texas) is in France filling a container of antiques for her shop.

We met years ago through blogging, and since then we see each other often, especially since the Brocante Bug bit her.

 

The other night we had a neighborhood paella party, our friend Philippe was the chef. 

D E L I C I O U S

Because I am a goof ball I am pretending to point at something.

 

 

 

Selfie

 

 

Oh the joy of loving.

 

xxx

       
 

Some Say Love... The Rose

Garden Rose, Corey Amaro

 

 

"Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

 

 

 

Garden Rose, Corey Amaro

 

 

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.

 

 

 


Garden Rose, Corey Amaro

 

 

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose."

 

 


Garden Rose, Corey Amaro

 

The rose is from our garden.

The song:

"The Rose" is a classic pop song written by Amanda McBroom and made famous by Bette Midler.

One of my favorite songs especially when our roses bloom.

       
 

Poppies

Poppies corey amaro

 

Never will I not tired of poppy fields!

       
 
 
   
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