Still life with decanter & a plate of pears

DUNCAN OPPENHEIM (1904-2003)

Still life with decanter & a plate of pears

1981 United Kingdom

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Reproduction French 20thC reverse architrave artist’s frame in fruitwood
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A companion to – or variation on – a similar composition of the same year, Still life with a glass jug and an apple. That has a portrait format, however; the present painting has a landscape or horizontal axis. Otherwise, both works have the same simplicity, the same raised viewpoint, and the same small colour range – a dull blue ground, light ochre background and green fruit. This is the radical minimalization of a traditional still life, which marries the pop art approach of a Roy Lichtenstein with the classical refinement of a Chardin. Look how beautifully drawn the knife and fork are, completely in synchrony with the perspective of the plane they inhabit. This is a timeless and serene space, where degradation and decomposition cannot occur.
Dimensions
Height 45.70 cm (17.99 inches)
Width 61.60 cm (24.25 inches)
External Height 62.90 cm (24.76 inches)
External Width 78.10 cm (30.75 inches)
Medium
Oil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
s. with monogram and d. '81
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