Still Life with Apples
Still Life with Apples, ca. 1878
Oil on canvas
23.2 x 39.7 cm (9 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches)
Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 41.012
(April 23 –June 30, 1970)(October 21, 2016 – June 11, 2017)
Cézanne often chose traditional still-life motifs to explore his interest in representing the sensations conveyed by nature. The solidity, disappearing edges, and internal color shifts he found in apples made them ideal subjects for his methods of construction. Here he used short parallel strokes to sculpt eight apples of various sizes and shapes. He emphasized their roundness and separateness by outlining each one, faceting their curved surfaces with brilliant lozenges of color that suggest volume and weight. Nestled together on the woven-rush seat of a provincial chair, the apples catch light from the left and cast long, green, fingerlike shadows at right.(February 6 –May 2, 2004)
European Paintings and Sculpture, ca. 1770 - 1937
Edited BySlimmon, Ann H, and Judith A. Singsen, eds.
Contributions byRosenfeld, Daniel, et al
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
TypeMonographs and CollectionsExchange Exhibition, Exhibition ExchangeFrom the Collection of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; From the Collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode
Contributions byMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandesi University., 1967
Leca, Benedict. “The World is an Apple: The Still Lives of Paul Cezanne”. Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2014.