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Paul Cézanne

Still Life with Apples and Pears

Still Life with Apples and Pears, 1892 — Paul Cézanne,
44.8 cm58.7 cm

This still-life is full of motion and energetic shapes. Its divergence from precise perspective gives it a life of its own. Cézanne took the common apple and pear, and with his bold approach, interpreted them in a lively, unpretentious fashion. Cézanne once said, "With an apple I want to astonish Paris" —

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