About this artwork

This painting is typical of Cadell's post-war style, characterised by vivid, acidic colours and strict composition. Using areas of flat colour and disregarding shadow, the artist has stylized the forms of jug, fan, chair, table and bowl to such an extent that the painting may be read as a two-dimensional pattern. Cadell painted a series of colourful still lifes, which caused some controversy when first exhibited.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    F.C.B. CadellScottish (1883 - 1937)
  • title:
    The Blue Fan
  • date created:
    About 1922
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    60.00 x 51.00 cm; Framed: 70.30 x 60.10 x 5.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr James T. Ritchie 1999
  • accession number:
    GMA 4290
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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F.C.B. Cadell

F.C.B. Cadell