The Vase of Tulips

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1890

Artist:

Paul Cézanne
French, 1839-1906

About this artwork

The table in this still life of flowers and fruit appears in several of Paul Cézanne’s other paintings, although scholars do not agree about which of the artist’s residences housed this piece of furniture. As is typical of his work, the painting is carefully considered and hard-won, especially in the tense spatial relationships between objects. The traces of at least three other pieces of fruit (presumably oranges) at lower left bear witness to Cézanne’s changing opinion as he struggled to make the composition work.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 248

Artist

Paul Cézanne

Title

The Vase of Tulips

Origin

France

Date

1885–1895

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

23 1/2 × 16 5/8 in. (59.6 × 42.3 cm)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1933.423

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