Still Life by Samuel John Peploe acrylic magnet
Acrylic fridge magnet featuring artwork Still Life, c. 1913, by Samuel John Peploe. From the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland
After moving to Paris in 1910, Peploe concentrated almost exclusively on painting still lifes and landscapes. This painting shows a strong influence of cubist art through the use of structured brushstrokes and the faceted background. However while he does flatten the perspective in the painting, Peploe does not show any of the objects on the table from different angles, as the Cubists tended to do. Instead, the painting remains quite clearly focused on the reality of what is in front of the artist, without becoming too abstract.