Still Life Blue Vase Booth #333 (365 Days of ART: Day 11) Cezanne


Good Morning Readers, for Day #11 of the Priorhouse 365 Days of Art, I am following up with yesterday’s still life by bringing you another still life example.

As I was walking by Booth #333, I noticed there was a painting (a still life with a blue vase) that reminded me of Cezanne’s work. 

This is Booth #333 from some store in Fredericksburg, VA



When some people think of still life paintings, we immediately think of the French artist Cezanne – and then when some of us see a “blue vase and fruit in a still life,” we think of Cezanne’s work even more.  Here is an example of why:

Even though the green vase is prominent, there is a blue vase in the center.

The next example has a blue vase front and center. Paul Cézanne’s The Blue Vase 1887 is an oil painting housed at Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France.  


From Musee d’Orsay, Paris: “Rather than representing flowers in bloom, Cézanne was more interested here in the modulation in colour. Once again, the subject is used to further one of his major preoccupations as an artist: the study of the effect of light on objects, and the resulting variations in colour. The apparent simplicity and sobriety of this painting are far removed from the exuberance and richness found in Renoir’s floral compositions. Space is created by a clever interplay of vertical and horizontal lines, and by an even distribution of volumes, whereas the overall harmony is achieved through the subtle use of different blues. The composition centres precisely on the vase placed on the table. About ten years previously, at Auvers-sur-Oise, Cézanne has already painted many still lifes with flowers, but he adds a new element here: apples, which stand out through their colour, and which recall the still life paintings with fruit that are much more common in his oeuvre than floral paintings. The artist is said to have told Gasquet: ‘I’m giving up flowers. They wither too quickly. Fruits are more reliable’. Bringing together the two themes enriched this painting, previously known as Flowers and Fruit.”



Is there a still life in this post that you like most? Do you like Cezanne’s work?

I “like” Cezanne’s work (not love).  I enjoy the way his works connect with other artists, for example, Picasso and other artists referred to Cezanne as, “Father of us all.”




have a nice weekend







10 thoughts on “Still Life Blue Vase Booth #333 (365 Days of ART: Day 11) Cezanne

  1. Interesting how Cezanne experimented with colors. I also looked at your earlier post on his work (the link was there under this post as Related – did you know?) I think I liked his first painting better, thought the flowers in the vase was nice the apples kind of looked sad. And also it was more of a still (unmoving) painting. The other one on the other hand looked like a photograph as if he had captured a moment and in the next moment the apples would have rolled off the table or something. Did I make sense or am i rambling too much? Have a great day 🙂

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    1. Made good sense to me, D. I have a few thoughts to share – and will be BAck to share in a few – but thanks for your feedback – I did not about the old post, but did not link it because it has dead links and a missing vid- and I have changed since then (ha) anyhow, I cleaned it up a bit – be back in a few days….

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  2. I learned a lot from your post! Talking about painting and connection to an artist, as so many artists nowadays get inspiration from the masters, this reminds me of Rembrandt’s early work that was found in New Jersey. Back then no one was aware it was the original painting of Rembrandt. In the future, who knows you will find such painting in a garage sale or somewhere unpredictable. I wish I am familiar with paintings just like you.

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    1. Hey indah! I heard about masterpieces being found like this – and sometimes I do consider this when I visit these eclectic places! I have a feeling I have passed by some gems in my day – and I used to keep a lot of misc items and one day I was going to have a little display showing students – but I did not feel like storing the stuff anymore- art is messy hobby and collecting Frames pieces takes effort – hmmm

      and there is a documentary from 2006 about a lady who found a Jackson Pollock this way – (like the R you noted) and it is a very good documentary
      Called who the #$&% Is Jackson pollock?

      And here is the info:
      “After semi-truck driver Teri Horton bought a large splatter painting for her friend for $5, she was forced to sell it in her own garage sale when her friend said she had no place for it. Eventually someone commented on the painting stating it might be an original Jackson Pollock. This documentary follows Teri, her son, and a forensics specialist as they attempt to prove to the world, or more specifically the art community, her painting is a true Jackson Pollock.”


  3. I love the blue vase on the second painting. I feel like to touch it.

    I don’t know if any other people share this feeling. When looking at these masters’ paintings, I, somehow, prohibit myself to comment. I don’t intentionally do that, but it’s there. Maybe because I don’t know enough…

    Have a great day, Yvette.


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