(b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, d. 1906, Aix-en-Provence)
Vessels, Basket and Fruit (The Kitchen Table)1888-90
Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
What might seem like a random selection of objects is in fact a balanced and carefully thought-out composition. Each object is painted the size which it needs to be to create an equilibrium within the painting.