“This is an image of Cezanne outside painting in a field with his easel; the photograph was badly damaged and this comes through in the drawing.” There is an idea in photography that every time an image is reproduced it becomes degraded and further removed from the original. This scene seems more recognisable from Cezanne’s landscape paintings than as an actual place; the rock wall to the left appears strangely cubist. The image’s repetition is reminiscent of Warhol’s screen prints, which questioned ideas about originality. By making a handmade reproduction of a mass reproduced image, Brooks adds his own layer of interpretation and factual distance. Though the picture is of Cezanne, its subject becomes Brooks’s own fascination, the imprinting of his own marks and gestures on the record of history.

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