Still Life with Roses and Fan
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Still Life with Roses and Fan about 1920 - 1925
  • Scottish Art
Still life and landscape painting dominated Peploe’s artistic output in his later years. By 1920 he had abandoned the impressionistic brushwork of his early years for a much tighter handling, which owes much to Cézanne. At the same time he brought an almost geometric structure to his compositions and introduced bright, acidic colours. He generally painted the same motifs - flowers, fruit, fans and crockery - arranged in different combinations so that the same items reappear in many paintings.

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Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Impressionism

An influential style of painting that originated in France in the 1870s with artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Alfred Sisley. They were interested in capturing the changing effects of light, frequently exploring this through landscape scenes painted in the open air.

Motif

A distinctive element in a work of art or design.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Composition, Impressionism, Motif, Still life

Details

  • Acc. No. GML 259
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 46.00 x 41.00 cm
  • Credit On permanent loan from National Museums Scotland since 1974