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Still Life with a Teapot

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Cézanne painted still lifes throughout his career, but the greatest of them date from his last years. This composition of 1902–1906 is one of several with fruit, vegetables, crockery and pieces of cloth arranged on a table which still survives in his studio at Aix. The objects relate to the folds of the table carpet like motifs in a landscape. Perspective has been manipulated and details, such as the knob of the teapot lid, have been supressed to emphasise the autonomy of form over subject matter.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Date

1902–1906

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 61.4 x W 74.3 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2440

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Gwendoline Davies, 1951

Work type

Painting


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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