Still Life with Apples and Peaches  1905

by Paul Cézanne

"The eye must grasp, bring things together," Cézanne said, "The brain will give it shape." In a still life, where the artist also creates the world he paints, each object, each placement, each viewpoint represents a decision. Cézanne painted and repainted the objects pictured here many times. The table, patterned cloth, and flowered pitcher were all props he kept in his st...
81 x 100.5 cm (31 7/8 x 39 9/16 in.)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington