Trivium Art HistoryPaul Cézanne

Still Life with Apples and Pears

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

Still Life with Apples and Pears is a Post-Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Paul Cézanne from 1891 to 1892. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Fruit, and Still Lifes. Source

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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