Still Life: Apples and Pears (1891-1892)
painting 250 of 352 by Paul Cézanne
Information about painting
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 locally not far from 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.