Still Life with Milk Can and Apples

By Paul Cezanne SKU:3720

Paul Cézanne's ""Still Life with Milk Can and Apples,"" painted in 1879-1880, is a truly remarkable artwork. This painting showcases Cézanne's pioneering approach to composition and color, laying the foundation for modern art. By depicting everyday objects with meticulous brushwork and a distinct sense of volume, he transformed a simple still life into a captivating visual experience. The arrangement of the milk can and apples, along with the interplay of light and shadow, creates a dynamic balance within the composition. This painting represents a pivotal moment in Cézanne's career and marks his transition towards a more abstract and experimental style, making it a significant and cherished masterpiece in art history.

41 cm

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Title: Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Milk Can and Apples: A Masterpiece of Modern Art

Year Painted: 1879-1880

Paul Cezanne’s “”Still Life with Milk Can and Apples”” is a remarkable painting that embodies the artist’s revolutionary approach to composition and color. This masterpiece, created between 1879 and 1880, holds a significant place in art history due to its profound impact on the development of modern art.

Cezanne’s artistic vision transformed the traditional genre of still life, elevating it to a new level of complexity and visual exploration. Through meticulous brushwork and a keen understanding of form, he imbued ordinary objects with a sense of vibrancy and dynamism. In this particular painting, the arrangement of the milk can and apples is carefully orchestrated to create a harmonious balance of shapes and colors.

What sets this painting apart is Cezanne’s departure from the conventional rules of perspective and representation. He sought to capture the essence of the objects rather than merely replicate their physical appearances. By embracing the inherent geometric structure within his subjects, Cezanne laid the groundwork for the emergence of Cubism and other avant-garde movements in the 20th century.

The play of light and shadow in “”Still Life with Milk Can and Apples”” demonstrates Cezanne’s mastery of depicting spatial depth and three-dimensionality. The carefully modeled forms and the nuanced interplay of colors create a sense of volume and solidity, drawing the viewer into the scene. Cezanne’s use of complementary colors, such as the vibrant red apples against the cool green background, further enhances the visual impact of the painting.

This artwork also marks a pivotal moment in Cezanne’s career. It represents his transition towards a more experimental and abstract style, laying the foundation for his later works and influencing generations of artists to come. Cezanne’s innovative approach to composition and his relentless pursuit of capturing the essence of his subjects continue to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts to this day.

Paul Cezanne’s “”Still Life with Milk Can and Apples,”” painted between 1879 and 1880, stands as a testament to the artist’s genius and his profound influence on the trajectory of modern art. Its meticulous craftsmanship, bold departure from traditional norms, and enduring visual impact make it a truly special and cherished painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
61 x 50.2 cm (width x height)
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50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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