On Painting

Genius Loci

In Roman mythology, the genius loci was the guardian spirit of a place. 

John Berger wrote about Cezanne that “what Cezanne painted, and what you are already familiar with because of his paintings, is the genius loci of each view. One might suppose the houses where he painted to be haunted today by a social way of life gone for ever (fortunately). But the landscapes are haunted by their own essence.”

I don’t know what else to say other than that.

Last evening, in the studio, revisiting the dunes…

oil/paper/panel 9x12” memory of the view from the shack

Stacy CaldwellComment