Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Green Melon is a watercolor on paper painting created around 1902-06. Cezanne is considered the Father of Modern Art and a key forerunner of Cubism. He explored different genres throughout his career, including landscape, portraiture, and still life. The painting features a green melon with a shiny surface alongside a glass.
Cezanne used repetitive brushstrokes and planes of color in his work to create an innovative approach to still life paintings. The genre was traditionally seen as the least imaginative in art, but Cezanne challenged this perception. His use of color and form in Still Life with Green Melon makes it stand out among other still life paintings.
The painting is part of a private collection and has been reproduced in various forms, such as oil paintings and giclee paper prints. Cezanne’s unique style continues to inspire artists today who are exploring new ways to tackle traditional genres like still life.