The Blue Fan by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell greeting card
Single greeting card with envelope featuring The Blue Fan by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, c. 1922. From the permanent Collection
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.