Still Life with Apples and Oranges
Ready to Frame
Size: 36" x 48"
Still Life with Apples and Oranges is a hand painting reproduction of Cézanne’s oil painting of the same title produced around 1895 to 1900. The original is owned by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and is a wonderful example of this artist’s ongoing investigation into the most fundamental forms in life – For Cézanne the world was made of vertical and horizontal parallels: The cylinder, the cone and the sphere. And indeed, we can see the fruit, bowl and pitcher have been stylised to encompass his ideas.
For many, Cézanne is the father of modern art and certainly, his works reflect the turn toward Cubism. The way the oranges, apples and other props are composed upon the table may seem incidental. However, Cézanne is known to have arranged items to ensure there was a feeling of movement and depth within the painting.
The single apple central to the composition creates a focal point and the rest of the composition literally flows from this point: The plate of apples to the left is curiously tilted – It was not unusual for the artist to place blocks and books under objects to ensure they were placed exactly where he wanted them to be.
The bright autumn gold and orange hues of this painting create a warm and becoming feel: Without doubt, this oil painting would bring light and life to any room.