Still Life with Apples, a Bottle, and a Milk Pot (1902-1906) by Paul Cezanne

Still Life with Apples, a Bottle, and a Milk Pot - Paul Cezanne - 1902-1906

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Apples, a Bottle, and a Milk Pot
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Dimensions19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in.
Current LocationDallas Museum of Art
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About Still Life with Apples, a Bottle, and a Milk Pot

Still Life with Apples, a Bottle, and a Milk Pot is a series of paintings by Paul Cezanne created over the last thirty years of his life. Although the specific subject matter may not have been important to Cezanne, he used it as an avenue for exploring harmony and balance in form and color. The painting depicts a green vase, rum bottle, ginger pot, and apples arranged together. The artwork belongs to Cezanne’s later period when he matured as an artist.

One notable feature of the painting is the peppermint and large flasks which demonstrate elegant double curvature and strength that highlights the artist’s attention to detail. Other Cezanne still lifes like Still Life with Apples and Oranges show his joy in luxuriant objects that are colorful making them seem alive.

Cezanne was interested in experimenting with shape, color pallets, lighting techniques resulting in various forms of Still Life With Apples from this series painted during different time periods. His main objective was to imbue simplicity into these compositions while maintaining balance between every component in the paintings making them beautiful pieces of art today.

Overall, Still Life With Apples makes use of juxtapositions between cool-hued tablecloth patterns contrasting with non-patterned warm toned fruits on top resulting in liveliness outshot by brilliant light effects. Furthermore, it demonstrated how different perspectives can be portrayed in various paintings thereby channelling creativity through diversity coinciding well alongside bold brush style adopted by artists such as Van Gogh or Picasso embracing individualism while maintaining this status quo amongst peers within their niche themselves noted specialists across art historical eras for their unique contributions towards artistic expression globally speaking.

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