Fruit Dish and Glass (1924) by Juan Gris

Fruit Dish and Glass - Juan Gris - 1924

Artwork Information

TitleFruit Dish and Glass
ArtistJuan Gris
Dimensions24 x 33 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationMusée d'Art moderne de Céret, Ceret, France

About Fruit Dish and Glass

The artwork titled “Fruit Dish and Glass” is an exemplary piece of the Cubist movement, crafted by the distinguished artist Juan Gris in the year 1924. The piece falls under the genre of still life and measures 24 by 33 cm. This artwork is housed at the Musée d’Art moderne de Céret in Ceret, France, contributing to their collection of modern art.

Inspecting the artwork, one can discern the fragmented forms and multiple perspectives characteristic of Cubism, as it assembles domestic objects into a tightly structured composition. The painting showcases a fruit dish, containing what appears to be plums, juxtaposed with a glass. The objects are skillfully deconstructed into geometric shapes, eschewing traditional representation for a composition that plays with spatial logic and the relationship between the background and the items depicted.

Color is used with restraint, allowing the interplay of shadows and light to bring forth volume and depth. Within the artwork, there is notable text, hinting at the integration of newspaper elements—a technique often employed in synthetic Cubism to add texture and a connection to contemporary life. Gris’ finesse shines through the meticulous placement of forms and balanced distribution of both dark and light elements, resulting in a cohesive piece that remains a powerful testament to the intellectual rigor of Cubist art.

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