Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
A wooden table. On the table lays a snatched up table cloth with yellow and green pears scattered on it. On the right edge of the table is a light blue braided glass jar with a handle, in which a more lush bouquet of summer flowers such as red poppies, white margaritas and other garden flowers lies. The separation of shades of colours is noticeable in the background. It’s divided into two parts: the left: an almost black, lightless part and the right: the light part. The light half suggests a door to the outside or window nearby. The intense occupation with the theme still life – Cezanne painted over 170 of them, they portrayed the same contents, just in another arrangement – makes Cezanne’s attempts to pierce the facets of objects, natural or artificial, obvious. He relieves them of their normal function and constantly presents them in a new fashion. Cezanne preferred to underline the pure condition of the body itself, by diffusing the light in his studio.
ART@Berlin: Paul Cezanne Still life with flowers and fruits