Paul Cézanne - Still Life with Apples and Pears 1891

Still Life with Apples and Pears 1891
Still Life with Apples and Pears
1891 44x58cm oil/canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Cézanne once proclaimed, "With an apple I want to astonish Paris," and he succeeded, even in his most deceptively simple still lifes, to dazzle and delight. Turning to the Provençal apples and Beurré Diel pears grown in the vicinity of the family’s estate near Aix, he dispensed with traditional one-point perspective and examined the fruit, plates, and table from various viewpoints straight on, above, and sideways.