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Rachel Cohen

Cleveland Hike Cézanne

Cleveland Hike Ceacutezanne

Paul Cézanne, The Brook, 1895-1900, Cleveland Museum of Art. Detail photos Rachel Cohen.

This morning we walked with the children in a preserve south of Cleveland. There were stone steps that allowed you to climb up and down along the river which fell over slate ledges in striated curves.

The Brook is from 1895-1900, and has been in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1958.

I took two groups of photos the day we saw it, in 2013, and one came out a bit more blue, the other a bit more yellow.

Neither is inaccurate.

The Cleveland Museum of Art will reopen in six days. I hope many will have a bracing moment, and a moment of respite, along its banks.