La Confiserie [Confectionery]
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La Confiserie [Confectionery] about 1931
This work shows the strong influence of André Lhote who taught Hillier in Paris. It displays a tipped-up perspective and decorative treatment of form and pattern, which was typical of Cubist artists, such as Georges Braque, earlier in the century. Still-life as a subject matter was also a favourite of the Cubists, allowing ample opportunity to analyze objects and manipulate surface planes.

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A style of painting originated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the first two decades of the 20th century. Instead of painting a figure or object from a fixed position they represented it from multiple viewpoints.


The principle of representing depth on a flat surface so that items further away from the eye appear smaller and parallel lines appear to converge.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Cubism , Perspective, Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 3487
  • Medium Oil on plywood
  • Size 57.20 x 57.20 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Miss Elizabeth Watt 1989