Still Life with Water Jug (c. 1892-3) by Paul Cezanne

Still Life with Water Jug - Paul Cezanne - 1893

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Water Jug
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions53 x 71.1 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Still Life with Water Jug

The artwork “Still Life with Water Jug” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Paul Cézanne in 1893. Exemplifying the Post-Impressionist movement, the artwork measures 53 x 71.1 cm. This still life genre painting is part of the collection at Tate Britain, located in London, United Kingdom.

Paul Cézanne’s “Still Life with Water Jug” is a quintessential example of his exploration of shapes, colors, and spatial relationships. The artwork features a water jug as its central motif, complemented by an assortment of objects that may include fruit, a plate, and perhaps other kitchen items subtly arranged on a table surface. Cézanne’s skillful use of color and brushwork creates a tactile quality, inviting viewers to consider the textures and solidity of the depicted forms. The composition is balanced yet dynamic, with a sense of underlying geometry that Cézanne is known for. His attention to the interplay of color and light contributes to a sense of depth that challenges conventional perspectives, a hallmark of his contribution to the bridge into modern art.

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