Though she is not depicted in Nature morte au compotier
Top ten most expensive paintings 1 Garcon a la Pipe Picasso pounds 70m 2 Portrait of Dr Gachet Van Gogh pounds 55m 3 Bal du Moulin de la Galette Rodin pounds 52m 4 Massacre of the Innocents Rubens pounds 50m 5 Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe Van Gogh pounds 44m 6 Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
Cezanne pounds 37m 7 Les Noces de Pierrette Picasso pounds 34m 8 Femme aux Bras Croises Picasso pounds 33m 9 Irises Van Gogh pounds 31m 10 Le Reve Picasso pounds 30m
In the latter category I would single out Compotier
, Pitcher, and Fruit (Nature morte), a picture remarkable in its absolute resolution and grandeur which stands amongst the most joyous and sumptuous of his career.
The top of each dish was to have a different shape--round, oval or quatrefoil--and it is from these shapes that they derive their names; Compotier de Forme Ovale (Fig.
For example, the drawing for the base of the Compotier en Forme de Trefle shows lines running down its length.
The face on the Compotier de Forme Ronde, enclosed within a distorted circle, is formed from a great, raised, sweeping line standing for the nose, the cheeks and eyebrows.
The top of the Compotier de Forme Ovale is shaped like a large eye, not an egg (Fig.
The face on the Compotier en Forme de Trefle shares features with those on the Compotier de Forme Ovale.
The butterfly shape of the Compotier au Poisson's top reverses the oval of the fish embossed on it.
Cezanne's Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
, a still-life circa 1893-94, sold for $60.
Still life, bouquet, and compotier
by Henri Matisse (1869-1954), 1924.
Every work sold and remarkable prices were achieved for two masterpieces: Cezanne's Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
, a still life circa 1893-94, sold for $60.