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One of Cézanne's many depictions of Mont Sainte-Victoire.Look how the middle ground, especially, is flattened.(From Wiki Commons) Cézanne and the other Post-Impressionists introduced the idea of flattening the landscape. Many of us landscape painters use the concept when we start a painting. We squint with the goal of “removing” color from the scene and to soften edges, but also to remove the visual clues that create a sense of depth.
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