Vase and Apple

By Paul Cezanne SKU:6441

Paul Cézanne's "Vase and Apple," painted in the late 19th century (circa 1885-1887), is a truly remarkable artwork. It exemplifies Cézanne's revolutionary approach to painting, which laid the foundation for modern art movements like Cubism. In this piece, Cézanne captures the simplicity of a still life composition while breaking away from traditional techniques. He deconstructs forms, emphasizing geometric shapes and exploring the interplay of color and light. "Vase and Apple" symbolizes Cézanne's mastery of capturing the essence of objects and his ability to infuse them with profound depth and emotion, making it a seminal work in art history.

54 cm

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Title: “”””Paul Cézanne’s ‘Vase and Apple’: A Landmark in Modern Art””””
Year Painted: 1885-1887

Paul Cézanne’s painting “”””Vase and Apple”””” is a masterpiece that holds a significant place in the history of art. Created between 1885 and 1887, this work showcases Cézanne’s groundbreaking approach and serves as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern art.

During the late 19th century, Cézanne played a crucial role in challenging the established norms of art, paving the way for artistic movements like Cubism and Fauvism. With “”””Vase and Apple,”””” he deconstructed traditional forms and perspectives, reimagining the representation of objects on canvas.

At first glance, “”””Vase and Apple”””” appears as a simple still life composition. However, upon closer examination, Cézanne’s genius becomes evident. The painting displays his exceptional ability to capture the essence of objects while infusing them with profound depth and emotion.

In this artwork, Cézanne experiments with geometric shapes, color, and light, foregoing realistic representation in favor of exploring the interaction between these elements. The apple, depicted in multiple viewpoints, seems to exist simultaneously in different dimensions, defying traditional spatial conventions.

Cézanne’s deliberate brushstrokes and distinct use of color contribute to the overall effect. He employs a palette of muted tones and earthy hues, creating a harmonious yet subtle contrast that adds richness and texture to the composition.

The significance of “”””Vase and Apple”””” lies not only in its technical innovations but also in its impact on subsequent generations of artists. Cézanne’s radical departure from conventional artistic practices inspired artists like Picasso and Braque, who would go on to pioneer Cubism. The fragmented forms and simultaneous perspectives seen in Cézanne’s work laid the foundation for this groundbreaking movement.

Furthermore, “”””Vase and Apple”””” represents Cézanne’s lifelong quest to capture the essence of nature. His profound connection with the natural world is evident in the careful depiction of the apple, the vase, and the space they occupy. The painting serves as a testament to Cézanne’s belief in the harmony and order underlying the chaos of existence.

In conclusion, Paul Cézanne’s “”””Vase and Apple”””” is a seminal work of art that epitomizes the artist’s revolutionary approach to painting. Its creation between 1885 and 1887 marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of modern art, with its deconstruction of forms, exploration of color and light, and profound influence on subsequent artistic movements. This painting stands as a testament to Cézanne’s genius and his lasting impact on the world of art.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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