Sainte Victoire (1989-1996)

In this series of laser prints from 1996, Vera Molnar pays tribute to Paul Cézanne, inspired by the sight of the Mont Sainte-Victoire, which Cézanne depicted in several of his works: “The first time I saw a Montagne Sainte-Victoire by Cézanne,” states Molnar, “it was as a reproduction in Budapest. Much later on, in the United States, I discovered in a book the curve described by Gauss, the famous German mathematician. I made a ton of drawings which were stolen from me. I was furious. I didn’t want to know anything else about Gauss. Ten or fifteen years later, I was in Aix one morning and when I opened the window, what did I see? The Gaussian curve: it was Mont Sainte-Victoire.”