Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl

Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl is a painting produced in 1894 by French artist Paul Cézanne.

One of the most famous masterpieces of Post-Impressionism, and has been considered to be the most expensive still life ever sold.

The painting was sold for $ 60. 5 million at Sotheby’s New York in 1999, but later it was resold. The name of the painting describes what one can actually see – curtain, jug and bowl with fruits. Everything is very carefully and realistically painted, as if the observer looks at the real scene. The artist skillfully solved the problem of space; it looks three-dimensional, although the surface of the painting is a two-dimensional. Painting evokes the sensation of smell of the fruit which looks like it can be taken off the table, and creates a pleasant, familiar atmosphere. Work transmits the artist’s sense of beauty and pleasure.

The work can be viewed at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.

Artist: Paul Cézanne
Location: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl is a painting produced in 1894 by French artist Paul Cézanne.

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