Still Life, Delft Vase with Flowers

still life by Paul Cezanne

Lovely Delft vase full of red, blue and white flowers are the focal point of this still life painting finished by the famous artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) in 1874. A few red petals have fallen down onto the circular table top to perhaps give the illusion that the flowers are actually real.

Did you known that Cezanne usually painted using artificial flowers? Cezanne was so demanding of his own art that if he painted using real flowers as models, the flowers would wilt and die long before he was done.

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