The colour blue. Through Cézanne, Van Gogh and Mozart.

Lac d’Annecy, Cézanne
The colour blue is very special to me.
I don't know how you feel
but there is something
in it that lets me sink into it. 
It lets me connect to myself.

In the year 1907 Rainer Maria Rilke
visited a memorial exhibition of works
by Cézanne in Paris.
For Rilke Cézanne had a major influence
on his poetry.
After Cézanne's death he ''followed his
traces everywhere.''
In his 'letters on Cézanne' to his wife,
Rilke compares different kinds of blue. 
Cézanne's ''very unique blue''
he also describes with ''listening blue''.
Above you see ''Lac d'Annecy''
by Cézanne.
Listen to Mozart's 'March of the Priests'
while taking a look at Cézanne's painting:
In his letters Rilke mentions
also other kinds of blue.
For instance Van Gogh's style of blue
he describes as a
''self-contained blue'' and a
''full of revolte, Blue, Blue, Blue''.
Starry night over the Rhone, Van Gogh
Look at Van Gogh's 'Starry night
over the Rhone' 
while listening to Mozart's overture to his
'Magic Flute':
To me Mozart's music contains very much blue.
When I listen to his music,
I can hear an endless variety of blue.
It is something very warm in it
that lets me feel at home.
What do you think?

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