Saturday, September 20, 2008
An overview of this artist's work just opened at the Met. It is terrific. I was unaware he was so influenced by Cezanne, although his admiration for Chardin is totally apparent. Unlike the Turner show of a while back, this one wasn't thronged with viewers, although it is as much of a rarity. In fact, there were sparse folks there the day I went; mostly older, mostly in pairs. After a while, I felt like I could almost see a similarity between the rumpled profiles of these art lovers and the carefully grouped still life elements of the great Morandi paintings.