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The Blue Vase is an exciting and famous still-life painted by Cézanne in 1887. It shows a vase of flowers placed in the middle of a tabletop, very close to the edge. There are several objects around the vase, creating a sophisticated yet subtle composition with light and shadow.
There are two picture frames in the background, which is mostly colored blue. This shade is composed of patches of blue, green and violet — a complicated yet traditional technique for the Post-Impressionists. The tabletop is yellow. Like most of this painting, each object is colored using a beautiful variation within the palette. Thus, the tabletop is shaded using tones of yellow, beige, and even blue and green. The final result is that we see a bright and light yellow tabletop.
The objects in the foreground are the blue vase that names the piece; the flowers that are placed in it; and three apples that are casually thrown on top of the table. On Cézanne’s body of work, it’s possible to see flower studies from the beginning of his career to this painting created in 1887. However, at some point, he gave up on the flowers, pleading they would deteriorate too quickly and fruits were more long-lasting. The fact that the three apples in this painting are bright while the flowers are darkened and colored in tones more similar to the background might be evidence of this change in the artist’s subject matter.
The vase is painted with an extraordinary tone of blue. Unlike the rest of the painting, the blue of the vessel is not composed of several patches of colors, but by a more solid and consistent tone, making the object stand up in the middle of all these textured objects.
The flowers on top are blue, red and white. There are some smaller flowers shaded with brown and grey, probably the fading flower to what the artist was referring. The leaves are dark green, and some thin twigs are coming out of the vase.
The relationship between the horizontal and vertical lines create an idea of perspective, but the artist’s focus was to explore the light and shadow effect on the colors of the still-life.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Blue Vase, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Blue Vase that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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