Still Life With Plums

size(cm): 40x55
Sale price£150 GBP


Edouard Vuillard's Still Life With Plums is a masterpiece of 19th-century French art. This painting is a perfect example of Vuillard's artistic style, characterized by his use of soft colors and pastel tones, as well as his soft, diffused brushwork technique.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a careful arrangement of objects on the table and soft diffused lighting that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The attention to detail is impressive, from the textures of the plums to the shadows on the table.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. Soft, delicate pastel tones create a sense of calm and serenity, while hints of red and green add a touch of vibrancy and energy.

The story behind this painting is fascinating. It was painted in 1893, when Vuillard was just 25 years old, and it was one of the first works he sold. The painting was acquired by American art collector Henry Clay Frick, who kept it in his private collection until his death in 1919. Since then, the painting has passed through various hands and is now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. .

There are some lesser known aspects of this painting that are also interesting. For example, the plums on the table are believed to represent life and death, as ripe plums symbolize full life and rotten plums represent death. Furthermore, it is said that the painting was inspired by the cooking of Vuillard's mother, who was an excellent cook and often prepared delicious dishes with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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