“Painting certainly means more to me than everything else in the world. I think my mind becomes clearer when I am in the presence of nature. Unfortunately, the realization of my sensations is always a very painful process with me. I can’t seem to express the intensity which beats in upon my senses. I haven’t at my command the magnificent richness of color which enlivens Nature…Look at that cloud; I should like to be able to paint that! Monet could. He had muscle.” — Cézanne on painting
Reed Enger, "Paul Cézanne, A lifelong struggle to capture the intensity of life," in Obelisk Art History, Published January 29, 2015; last modified May 05, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/paul-cezanne/.
A certain ennui is always with me, and when I forget my sorrow for a moment it’s because I’ve had a drink.
Nature has more depth than surface, hence the need to introduce in our vibrations of light, represented by reds and yellows, enough blue tints to give a feeling of air.