The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
By all accounts, Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was a taciturn man,
unpolished and gruff, lacking in manners, churlish, secretive, and stubborn.
Born and raised in sun-baked Aix-en-Provence, he was as out of place in the
cosmopolitan ateliers of Paris as a dusty mendicant friar would be begging
sous in the Salon Carré. But when he painted, it was different. Paul
Cézanne became as eloquent as a choir of angels. He plumbed the mysteries
of nature, returning with riches that would eventually change the entire course
of painting. It was not always that way. The road was long and the journey
arduous. In the end it would cost him his life.
Southgate MT. Still Life With Jar, Cup, and Apples. JAMA. 2005;293(16):1954. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.1954