The Plate of Apples, c. 1877
A work made of oil on canvas.
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 × 21 1/2 in. (45.8 × 54.7 cm)
Gift of Kate L. Brewster
这是保罗·塞尚（Paul Cézanne）的几幅静物画之一，展示了他位于巴黎卢埃斯特街（rue de l'Ouest）公寓里的赭色壁纸，上面有蓝色菱形图案。这件作品的早期是由厚厚的油漆加强的，这与画家在19世纪80年代和19世纪90年代在画布上使用的颜料的稀薄的洗刷是如此的不同，作品的表面几乎和绘画一样雕刻。例如，在苹果周围，塞尚用调色刀或画笔的末端来切割轮廓。
This is one of several still lifes by Paul Cézanne showing the ocher wallpaper with blue lozenge-shaped motifs that was in his apartment on the rue de l’Ouest in Paris. The work’s early date is reinforced by the thickly applied paint, which is so different from the thin washes of pigments that the artist would use in his canvases in the 1880s and 1890s. The surface of the work was sculpted almost as much as painted. Around the apples, for instance, Cézanne used a palette knife or the end of his brush to incise contours.