Cezzane, diabetes and post-impressionism


In 1896 Cezanne told one of his biographers: “I am in bad shape.” He added, “It’s the eyes, yes, my eyes — straight lines look like they are falling sometimes.”

In 1880, Cezanne did a series of paintings of Mont Saint Victoire. The painting of the mountain dating late 1880 depicts a smooth continuous slope, but in the same scene painted two decades later, the mountain is fragmented and the brushstrokes appear in a state of conflict.

Cezanne was diagnosed with diabetes around 1890, but exactly how this diagnosis was established is unknown. Unfortunately no effective treatment for diabetes was available during his life time. In a letter written the year before he died, Cezanne indicated that he could not see well

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