In 1890 Cézanne returned to his homeland, Provence and its rugged and dry landscapes. At the turn of this century, the Sainte-Victoire became the obsessional pattern of his painting. Analyzing the effects of lights on the peaks and reliefs of the mountain, he deconstructed the volumes in facets and and shaded his palette of colors over the eighty works that represent it.
I wanted to relate a black and white photography of the Sainte-Victoire with Cézanne’s words, with seem to shape it and bring it some colors. No doubt we would not look exactly the same at the Sainte Victoire if it not became a piece of art by itself, thanks to Cézanne.
Leslie Moquin was born in 1986. She studied international relations at La Sorbonne, then joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, from which she graduated in 2013. In her work, based on an aesthetic and a documentary approach, she explores the social and geopolitical contexts of the places she studies.