I want to die painting – (among myriad triumphs of blueness)

In her book; Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter, Patricia Albers tells us: Rilke looked to painting, especially Cézanne’s, as a model for poetry. In late 1907, the writer visited the Paris Salon d’Automne nearly every day, seeking to memorize the work of the Post-Impressionist, whose discipline, nuance, precision, and chromatic emotion he emulated. Having visually devoured the blues…