Still Life with Green Pot and Pewter Jug is an oil painting created by French Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne, between 1867-69. The painting is characterized by its use of olive jars, lemons, and colorful printed cotton cloths to create a sense of place. By exploring the relationships among objects in search of harmony and balance in form and color, Cézanne’s still lifes are known for evoking a sense of tranquility.
Cézanne’s style was unique in that he used thick paint application to build form with color while using unconventional perspective techniques. He would often paint the same objects repeatedly in order to better capture his visual sensations. In “Still Life with Green Pot and Pewter Jug,” we see this technique as he uses texture to suggest depth.
The painting is part of the Musée d’Orsay collection in Paris, France. As one of Cézanne’s most famous works, it continues to be celebrated for its innovative approach to form and color. Its enduring appeal lies in its ability to evoke feelings of calm introspection through the careful arrangement of still-life objects.”