OIL PAINTING: Trees, 1887
Control. It's apparently what Cezanne was working to achieve throughout his career. Cezanne next struggled with it when he picked up his easel and went outdoors. Cezanne was in his 30s when he came in contact with a group of contemporaries known as the Impressionists-Monet
, and his good friend Camille Pisarro, on the left. They helped focus Cezanne and his sensations on the world right before him. To make progress, Cezanne now wrote in a letter, there is only nature. Out in his native French countryside, the so-called brick layer began to build his inner vision from the world as he actually saw it. It was in this phase, that Cezanne first came into his own.