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Still Life with Teapot and Fruit

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, 1896 — Paul Gauguin
47.6 cm66 cm

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit is a Post-Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1896. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Still Lifes, Fruit, and Teapot. Source

One of Gauguin’s most treasured possessions was a painting by Cézanne, Still Life with Fruit Dish (1879–80, now Museum of Modern Art, New York ), which he emulates in this picture. Within a similarly compressed space, Gauguin substituted mangoes for Cézanne’s apples and a Tahitian-style printed cloth for a French floral wallpaper design. One significant departure is the human figure at the upper right, glimpsed through a door or window. The year after he completed this work, Gauguin’s finances were so dire that he arranged for the sale of his prized Cézanne.

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