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The Basket of Apples  1893

by Paul Cézanne

Art, Paul Cézanne once claimed, is “a harmony running parallel to nature,” not an imitation of nature. In his quest for underlying structure and composition, he recog-nized that the artist is not bound to represent real objects in real space. Thus, [i]The Basket of Apples[/i] contains one of his signature tilted tables, an impossible rectangle with no right angles. On it, ...
65 × 80 cm (25 7/16 × 31 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago