Sunday, June 03, 2007

Cezanne on Line and Color

"Line and colour are not distinct.... When colour is at its richest, form takes on its fullest expression." Cezanne's words gave Matisse the courage to break decisively with the old pictorial language when the latter was painting in Collioure in 1905, the summer before the fauve exhibition.

Another rejection slip from POETRY magazine. They did not like the four parts from my book of the body series: "Roof the Mouth, Jaws and the Jaw-hinges," "Eyes," "Finger-nails," and "Nose."


Andrew Shields said...

I try to be precise about rejections: Poetry did not *want* the poems; they may well have liked them. Send 'em out again!

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks, Andrew, for the encouraging words. I guess Poetry did not like them enough to want them.