Paul Cezanne, the author of a large number of still lifes, called his masterpiece simply – “Still Life”.
Before us is quite colorful, colorful work of the greatest creator of the brush and canvas. In the center of the picture is a table, literally littered with piles of multi-colored kitchen tablecloths, they lie somewhat casually in rolls, some of them are slightly unwound, others lie on top of the third. But in general, such a pile of rags looks quite picturesque. In the back of the table there is a purple vase with a lid, to the left of it and closer to us is a whitish decanter or jug. A little to the right of the center is a white teapot with a thin handle, lowered as it were in our direction.
Between these objects and the heaps of multi-colored fabric, covering this table with its thickness, ruddy, filling apples are skillfully scattered. Their form is perfect, and the color is akin to the golden glow, shrouded in red ruddy fruits, ripened under the sun. A decanter, a teapot and three apples, located on the still-life proscenium, have a base in the form of a white tablecloth-towel, whose red lines add to the overall colorful palette of the canvas the appropriate centering of the composition.
In the depths of the canvas there is a wall divided into upper and lower halves, where the top resembles the open space of the southern street, in light pastel colors, and the bottom is a kind of veranda parapet of fresh parchment color.
The predominant colors of the painting are purple, red, white and yellow. This work, being a fairly vivid picture in the truest sense of the word, evokes in some contemplator a sense of a certain excitement, bordering on the state of the inflamed mind. And this is not surprising, many of the works of Paul Cezanne – paintings contradictory, causing, provoking and even offending the feelings of some people. One way or another, but before us is a masterpiece!