Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895

About this session

Picasso said "without Cezanne there would have been no 20th century!" Paint this complex and intriguing still life by Cezanne, whose use of mixed perspective opened the door for cubism.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 by Peter Inglis (excerpt).

Materials

  • Provided: Canvas, paint, pencils, brushes & aprons
  • BYO: Sketch book

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Chroma
  • Composition
  • Form
  • Mixed Perspective
  • Picasso
  • Round Brush

Excerpts from my interpretation.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
Framed in the Inglis Baroque frame.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
There is a wealth of colour to play with in this painting. In this corner alone we have warms - pinks and blues, creating a strong colour vibration.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
Notice the dissolving edges.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
The white cloth picks up all kinds of colour.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895
You can see the genius of this type of frame as it picks up the warms and emphasises the cools.

Student Paintings

All completed in a 4 hour Gallery Quality Painting session.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy
Narelle's Cezanne. Her first I believe, and what a great job! She also chose the larger canvas (45 x 60 cm) which provided an additional challenge.

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy
Penny astounded us with this rendition. She chose not to go with Cezanne's 'constructivist' brushstrokes, opting for a more blended and subtle effect and boy oh boy it looks good!

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy

Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy
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Cezanne: Still life with Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 | Student painting completed in one GQP session at Inglis Academy

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