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Apples and Grapes

Apples and grapes rest in a shallow wicker basket on a table covered with a light-colored cloth. Additional fruit is scattered on the table.
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  • Apples and grapes rest in a shallow wicker basket on a table covered with a light-colored cloth. Additional fruit is scattered on the table.

Date:

1880

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Claude Monet probably painted this and other still lifes in 1879–80, knowing that they would be more readily marketable than his landscapes. In Apples and Grapes, however, he employed the complexity of color, light, and texture found in his most Impressionist landscapes. This is particularly evident in the extensive cloth surface—the play of light on the horizontal brushstrokes (indicating the folds in the tablecloth) recalls earlier canvases in which Monet used similar short horizontals of variegated colors to suggest water rippling in the sunlight.

On View

Painting and Sculpture of Europe, Regenstein Hall

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Apples and Grapes

Origin

France

Date

1880

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper left: Claude Monet 1880

Dimensions

66.5 × 82.5 cm (26 3/16 × 32 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1152

Extended information about this artwork

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