For Artwork in Focus, Art From Us & Divvya Nirula explore individual artworks, critiquing their style and discussing their socio-political context. Today we look at Still Life with Fruit Dish by Paul Cézanne.
Title : Still Life with Fruit Dish
Artist : Paul Cézanne
Year : 1879-80
Medium : Oil on Canvas
Dimension : 18 1/4 x 21 1/2″ (46.4 x 54.6 cm)
Gaugin & Still Life with Fruit Dish
In Still Life with Fruit Dish there is a shallow, packed space that smoothes the sculptural volumes of dish, glass, and fruit.
This composition was a prized ownership of the artist Paul Gauguin. He portrayed the image as “a remarkable pearl, the apple of my eye.” It was just when he required cash for medicinal consideration that Gauguin miserably separated with it.
Cézanne was a French artist. He made around 200 such works of art through the span of four decades.
The attention lay on basic everyday use things. He adored the rich hues and fundamental states of natural product. He likewise loved the test of making an incredible painting utilising regular articles. He acknowledged fruits and vegetables results of nature, just as normal local articles like pitchers, containers, and jugs.
He used to set up his subject with incredible consideration. The items were set keeping complimentary hues, the lighting, and the angles in which the objects lay. Unlike human subjects which move during the painting sessions, these objects were still. Whether it was day or night, they would be there and were perfect for an artist like Cezanne.
He was one of the best of the Post-Impressionists, whose works and thoughts were powerful. He also enabled the development of art movements such as Cubism. Two examples of his works that gave birth and influenced this style are Montagne Sainte Victoire (1904 -1906) and Montagnes en Provence (1879)
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