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Still life with peaches - 18th century French school
Still life with peaches - 18th century French school - Paintings & Drawings Style
Ref : 104364
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 31.1 inch X H. 29.53 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Still life with peaches - 18th century French school
Galerie Thierry Matranga

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Still life with peaches - 18th century French school

Oil on canvas.
The most beautiful peaches I have ever seen!
The fruits and foliage, in an apparent disorganization, are carefully arranged on a table covered with a heavy brown tablecloth constituting a harmonious whole. Thus melons, peaches, plums and grapes are offered to our eyes, whetting our appetite. In the path traced by Jean Siméon Chardin (Paris 1699 - Id. 1779), our painter explores the sensuality of objects in nature and wonderfully restores the velvety skin of peaches. Unlike the still life paintings of the previous century, any idea of vanity is abandoned here. In a hushed atmosphere, our composition is a true ode to summer and the fruits it offers us.
Still considered a minor genre in the 18th century, still life continued to attract talented artists who would evolve the register. Religious or allegorical connotations were gradually abandoned and entablature paintings evolved into representations of various colors and shapes, displaying ordinary foods with voluptuousness.
Just as Anne Vallayer-Coster (Paris 1744 - Id. 1818) invites us to meditate on the beauty of the foods that garnish our tables, our painter stages the fruits of summer in front of a dark background. Melons, peaches, plums and grapes become subjects of reflection.

In an antique frame in wood and carved paste of Louis XV style.
Dimensions : 49 x 53 cm - 75 x 79 cm with the frame

Galerie Thierry Matranga


18th Century Oil Painting