“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all… I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant”

“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all,” Monet once declared. Whenever his work was not going well, he was forced to drape his Cezannes, unable to work in the presence of such genius. “I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant,” he once explained.

— Claude Monet, French, painter.
On the painter Paul Cezanne.
From “Mad Enchantment, Claude Monet and the Paintings of the Water Lilies” by Ross King, English writer.

And what you may ask did Paul Cezanne think of Monet?


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