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
Cezanne's Nature Morte au Compotier is a still life featuring a fruit dish--a compotier--with a circular lip.
The notorious lip of the compotier would have been a case in point.
The critical response to Cezanne's 1895 exhibition is an object lesson in the optics of art appreciation: the marked eccentricities, epitomized by the lip of the compotier, were seen as evidence of Cezanne's Provencal authenticity.
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.
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.
1 Portrait of Doctor Gachet Vincent Van Gogh pounds 45.56m 2 Au Moulin de la Galette, Pierre-Auguste Renoir pounds 43.13m 3 Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe, Vincent Van Gogh pounds 39.48m 4 Femme aux Bras CroisAs, Pablo Picasso pounds 35.89m 5 Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
, Paul CAzanne pounds 33.13m 6 Les Noces de Pierrette, Pablo Picasso pounds 28.52m 7 Femme Assise dans un Jardin, Pablo Picasso pounds 27.33m 8 Irises, Vincent Van Gogh (above) pounds 27.05m 9 Le REve, Pablo Picasso pounds 26.5m 10 Yo Picasso, Pablo Picasso pounds 26.42m
Picasso staggered ftom style to style, but in a way Braque never stopped being a Cubist: And perhaps the Cubist painting became its own prototype for an artist whose life was spent increasingly in his own studio, where nothing was more familiar -not the rickety table, the guitar or the compotier
-than their representations in Cubist works.
Still life, bouquet, and compotier
by Henri Matisse (1869-1954), 1924.