Cherries in a foil container with a glass

STEPHEN ROSE (born 1960)

Cherries in a foil container with a glass

2012 United Kingdom

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Reproduction Continental 20thC Artist’s convex profile frame, painted
In another virtuoso re-invention of the still life, Stephen Rose turns to artists such as Louise Moillon, Chardin and Melendez. The simplest and most basic composition of fruit in a humble basket or bowl, placed on a bare shelf without background or fully-realized space, is brought triumphantly up-to-date with this beautifully-painted battered foil box. A restricted range of tones for the graduated, mouse-grey ground gains texture and interest from an application of thick paint drawn over the tooth of the canvas; against this subtle background the minimal lines of the glass sing with a plangent harmony, throwing back the golden hues of the cherries. Rose is the master of cherry-painting, and this is one of his finest images.
Height 28.90 cm (11.38 inches)
Width 39.40 cm (15.51 inches)
External Height 47.00 cm (18.50 inches)
External Width 57.20 cm (22.52 inches)
Oil on canvas
'Rose 12'
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