Paul Cézanne
Still Life with Water Jug c.1892–3

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Paul Cézanne 1839–1906
Still Life with Water Jug
Nature morte à la cruche
Date c.1892–3
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 530 x 711 mm
frame: 710 x 900 x 90 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop 1933
Not on display

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Cézanne was preoccupied with still life, and painted the same objects over and over again. His concentrated study of familiar items enabled him to develop a new way of capturing his visual sensations. He believed that conventional perspective, which uses a single viewpoint, did not accurately reflect the way that we perceive the world. In this painting, he combined several viewpoints of the fat-bellied jug and fruit. Like many of his works, it was left unfinished.

September 2004

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