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Deformation in Art  (part 2) [Art precedes the technology.芸術の先行性] [update: An image of Arend]

update: an image of Arend added at the bottom


A TV image that a match winner are signing on glass. Her right hand which grips a magic pen is very large. It is almost same size as her whole figure behind the hand. you don't think it '' Oh strange!''. You are used to take such a image by the smart phone. Because of ''all purpose'' lens, the perspective is emphasized when a part of subject is very close to the lens.

Look at second picture, Her arms and hands are set in correct balance and perfect proportion with her body. Her motion is beautiful [Note 1]. Painters who want to create motion would copy pictures like this. Nowadays they can't miss sports' photographs. It is difficult to find painters who don't take photographs as basic sketch, in not only sport but also all kinds of genre. After copying outline of picture painters add own identity such as color and composition etc.

Cezanne col 01 Case Errani
She is an impressive tough player with shouting due to hit back ball. Her current world ranking ; 15, although no.5 at the time of a semi-finalists of Roland Garros in May 2013. Since then she has lost often at first and second rounds in spite of her strong shout. A small Sara was recently defeated at Canadian Open as well, by German long girl Sabine Lisicki. How about her fight back on next the Cincinnati just before US Open, which begins on 25 August.

The word 'deformation' is derived from a French 'déformation'. In fact the English word is same as French one since Norman conquest [Note 2]. Definitions of deformation ; the action or process of changing in shape or distorting.

According to sense of Paul Cezanne it would not be 'distortion', but a kind of compensation that the painter brings physiological stability into audiences. It is a correction due to emphasis.

Did Cezanne know such effect before trying to paint a model boy on relatively small size of canvas or paper? No, he learned it by many study-drawings .You see following gathering; Front, side, standing etc. What will Cezanne aim to do?

No evidence from those tryings almost. A front images of number 1 seems to have not to do with the deformation. It's not charming, but a reasonable 'study' and a little tiresome drawing to my feeling, except the point color 'Red'.

Cezanne col 03 A red Variatie

The number 3 is appearing something with both arms which are poor and long. Clearly 3 and 4 are linked with each other because of length of left arm. The left arm in picture 4 is hanging lazily from left sholder which inclines down. That's why it looks extra long.


On a moment he might be inspired through such a look. (no idea why the standing boy has an image of 'cowboy') Cezanne gazed again number 2, and decided to give a long arm to the side figure 2、but reversed left to right[Note 3]..

There might be time-gap between studies and the most famous one which is ever stolen by Servian thieves. You would recognize the stolen painting is completed rather than any 'study-works' if compared them. At the same time you can consider a fact that the (post) impressionists did not imagine futures' all purpose lens in photography.

As you see an example hereunder, on 21 century very ordinary people can take pretty impressive pictures without any elaborate effort.


déformation Cezanne col 05-1

The above-left painting is made probably around 1890 when Cézanne 50 years old. An age of recognizing own road in life given by 'god [Note 4]. Indeed he was gradually heading to own identical method which would lead the art from 19 to 20 century.

On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh died. In short period of his later life, van Gogh had just completed own unique techniques, such as flame to burn fiercely. Paul who was 20 years older than Vincent needed some decades as to be established in Art history.

Cezanne was exceptional artist in contrast to van Gogh. At the time most of painters were poor. A case of poverty is van Gogh who repainted often on same canvas and could not pay for models. The fact that Cezanne never had problem financially made what Cezanne is today.

【Note】;
1. A moment of hitting by both arms looks like quite natural, but it was unnatural at the time of wood racket era. Laminated wood was maybe not strong enough for the power by two arms. Or perhaps laminated wood racket was too heavy to handle. Two arms hitting is a method that (at first glance) small weak players can compete with big and strong players, who sometimes still use one arm. Both hands grip was developed in fiberglass and further mixed material era. Tennis racket becomes very light, flexible and super rebound-able. It could be used even through a little unnatural movement.

2. On Octover in 1066 William defeated the king of Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson, who defeated just on 25 September the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada invaded northern England.in same september. Around 1072 William established Court and Government together with French language as common standard, especially for noble elites..

3. see ; Deformation (part 1). It's quite interesting a normal position and another mirror image.

4. Confucius (551–479 BC), Chinese great philosopher, says :
The aspired to academic in the 15, Standing in the thirty, and not confuse in the 40. To know the destiny in the 50. To follow the ear in the 60. Not to exceed the rules where you mind determine naturally, in the 70.

** Arend Lucas van Asch **
22 Dec. 2010 - 22 April 2016
131124 met Arend Mozaik col 02

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