Friday, October 22, 2010

Pyramid of Skulls - Paul Cezanne

Obviously, Cezanne did a lot of still life paintings. This one particularly catches my eye because of the subject matter. There are no apples or oranges, no vases, and no dainty little trinkets, which is what I generally think of when I hear "still life," and which are the objects Cezanne seems to have used most often. There are merely four well-placed skulls. The composition is nice, in that it is slightly centered but not completely. It hints at what is in the shadows although we cannot actually see this part of the painting. Good work, Paul.

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