Still Life with Plate of Cherries (1885-87) by Paul Cezanne

Still Life with Plate of Cherries - Paul Cezanne - 1885-87

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Plate of Cherries
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions22 /78 x 27" (58.1 x 68.9 cm)
Current LocationLos Angeles County Museum of Art

About Still Life with Plate of Cherries

This artwork is titled Still Life with Cherries and Peaches and was created by Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne between 1885-1887. The piece is an oil painting on canvas measuring 19 3/4 x 24 inches (50.165 x 60.96 cm) and is located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

As the title implies, the focus of this still life painting is a dish filled with cherries that appears to be tilted towards the viewer. The dish of peaches can also be seen in the background, although less prominently than the cherries in terms of composition. It’s worth noting that Cézanne was known for his ability to create depth through his use of color and light, which can clearly be seen in this artwork as well.

One interesting aspect of this piece is the way that Cézanne has depicted the fruit itself – he seems to have made a point of portraying it realistically rather than idealistically or symbolically. This hyper-realistic approach highlights both texture and color while simultaneously grounding what might otherwise seem like an imaginative view into something more concrete.

Overall, Still Life With Cherries And Peaches showcases Cézanne’s mastery over composition, technique – particularly his use of color – as well as his tendency towards realism over romanticism or symbolism when it comes to creating art.

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