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 Cézanne, Paul: Still Life galleria

Paul Cézanne, one of the creators of modern art, was called the "solidifier of Impressionism''. And indeed he does not draw his picture before painting it: instead, he creates space and depth of perspective by means of planes of color, which are freely associated and at the same time contrasted and compared. The facets which are thus produced create not just one but many perspectives, and in this way volume comes once again to dominate the composition, no longer a product of the line but rather of the color itself. His still-lifes, in their simplicity and delicate tonal harmony, are a typical work and thus ideal for an understanding of Cézanne's art.

Most of his pictures are still lifes. These were done in the studio, with simple props; a cloth, some apples, a vase or bowl and, later in his career, plaster sculptures. Cézanne's still lifes are both traditional and modern. The fruits and objects are readily identifiable, but they have no aroma, no sensual or tactile appeal and no other function other than as passive decorative objects coexisting in the same flat space. They bear no relation to the colorful vegetables of Provence -- gorgeous red tomatoes, purple aubergines, and bright green courgettes. In his pursuit of the essence of art, Cézanne had to suppress earthly delights.


1123 x 936 136.6K
136.6K, 1123 x 936

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Still Life with Apples
Painted: 1890-94
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in
Private Collection
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Still Life with Basket of Apples
Painted: 1890-94
24 3/8 x 31 in
The Art Institute of Chicago

1179 x 909 120.2K
120.2K, 1179 x 909

858 x 1013 160.5K
160.5K, 858 x 1013

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The Blue Vase
Painted: 1883-1887
Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Paris
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Apples, Bottle and Chairback
Painted: 1902-1906
Pencil and watercolor
44.3 x 59 cm

1189 x 905 128.9K
128.9K, 1189 x 905

1193 x 978 176.2K
176.2K, 1193 x 978

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Still Life with Compotier
Painted: 1879-1882
18 1/8" x 21 5/8"
Collection of Rene Lecomte
Paris
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Still Life with Onions and Bottle
Painted: 1895-1900
Oil on canvas
26 x 31 7/8 in
The Louvre
Paris

1190 x 948 118.9K
118.9K, 1190 x 948

1177 x 935 141.3K
141.3K, 1177 x 935

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Still Life with Peppermint Bottle
Painted: 1890-94
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 31 7/8 in
National Gallery of Art
Washington

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Still Life with Flower Holder
Painted: 1905
Oil on canvas
81.3 x 100.7 cm
National Gallery of Art
Washington

1136 x 910 142.7K
142.7K, 1136 x 910

921 x 1180 118.8K
118.8K, 921 x 1180

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Still Life with Plaster Cupid
Painted: 1895
27 1/2 x 22 1/2 in
Courtauld Institute of Art
London
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Apples and Oranges
Painted: 1899
Oil on canvas
74 x 93 cm
Louvre
Paris

1149 x 903 124.2K
124.2K, 1149 x 903

1198 x 874 153.5K
153.5K, 1198 x 874

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Still Life with Curtain and Flowered Pitcher
Painted: 1899
Oil on canvas
54.7 x 74 cm
The Hermitage Museum
Leningrad
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Still Life
Painted: 1883-87
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 31 7/8 in
Fogg Art Museum
Harvard University

1193 x 953 144.5K
144.5K, 1193 x 953

1109 x 911 116.7K
116.7K, 1109 x 911

Apples, Peaches and Pears
Painted: 1879-80
Oil on canvas
38.5 x 46.5 cm
PThe Hermitage
St. Petersburg
Still Life with Plate of Cherries
Painted: 1885-87
Oil on canvas
58.1 x 68.9 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1035 x 832 157.1K
157.1K, 1035 x 832

849 x 1050 161.4K
161.4K, 849 x 1050

Chrysanthemums
(Vase fleuri)
Painted: 1896-98
Oil on canvas
70 x 57.8 cm
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Pennsylvania
Table, Napkin, and Fruit
(Un coin de table)
Painted: 1895-1900
Oil on canvas
47 x 56 cm
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Pennsylvania

1032 x 840 156.3K
156.3K, 1032 x 840

1035 x 814 108.6K
108.6K, 1035 x 814

Still Life with Commode
Painted: 1883-87
Oil on canvas
73.3 x 92.2 cm
Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen
Munich
Compotier, Pitcher, and Fruit (Nature morte)
Painted: 1892-94
Oil on canvas
72.5 x 91.8 cm
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Pennsylvania

1047 x 812 116.9K
116.9K, 1047 x 812

601 x 476 26.7K
26.7K, 601 x 476

Still Life With a Basket
(Kitchen Table)
Painted: 1890-95
Musée d'Orsay
Paris
Pyramid of Skulls
Painted: 1901
Oil on Canvas
37 x 45.5 cm
Private collection

1038 x 829 133.2K
133.2K, 1038 x 829

1035 x 843 113.3K
113.3K, 1035 x 843

Still Life with Skull
(Nature morte au crane)
Painted: 1895-1900
Oil on canvas
54.3 x 65 cm
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Pennsylvania

Still Life with Apples
Painted: 1890
Oil on canvas
35.2 x 46.2 cm
The Hermitage
Petersburg

1162 x 872 112.4K
112.4K, 1162 x 872

1193 x 888 125.1K
125.1K, 1193 x 888

Still Life with Apples
Painted: 1895-98
Oil on canvas
68.8 x 92.7 cm
The Museum of Modern Art
New York
Le vase paillé
Ginger Jar and Fruit
Painted: 1895
Oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Pennsylvania

829 x 1046 167.8K
167.8K, 829 x 1046

822 x 605 107.9K
107.9K, 822 x 605

Still Life with Water Jug
Painted: 1892-3
Oil on canvas
53 x 71.1 cm
Tate Gallery
London
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Watermelon and Pomegranates
Painted: 1900-06
Watercolor and pencil on paper
12 x 18 1/2 in
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1241 x 813 113.8K
113.8K, 1241 x 813