CARAFE AND SAUCER WITH CITRUS FRUIT
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, February-March 1887
Original: oil on canvas, 38.4 x 46.3 cm (wxh)
Painting a glass object is difficult. Van Gogh made the challenge even greater: he chose a decorated decanter and decorative wallpaper. That is why he had to deal with the depiction of colourful reflections.
The table on which the bowl of lemons is standing can be seen at an oblique angle. This is not ignorance, but intent. Van Gogh was trying out an element of perspective that he had become familiar with in Japanese woodcuts. He was fascinated by the strong diagonals that appear in Japanese woodcuts. He signed and dated his still lifes. He only did this when he was satisfied with it.
Read more about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh on his painter page.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
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