María Blanchard

Bodegón con frutero, botella y vaso

Date: 1918

Technique: Oil and pencil on canvas

Dimensions: 35,5 x 32 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Serra Collection long-term loan

Reg. no.: 131

On display

With its small dimensions, Bodegón con frutero, botella y vaso belongs to the most significant period of the Cantabrian artist, situated between 1913 and 1920, the years in which she developed her work following the practice of synthetic cubism. The composition is structured on the same patterns as other contemporary works related to the realm of cubist aesthetics, a new form of representation of the world, where the effect of light is replaced by the colour of the object. In the foreground is the table on which the objects that make up the still life and dominate the canvas rest; each one of the elements is defined on the basis of the process of formal deconstruction articulated through the succession of monochromatic planes, reminding one of the structure of a collage. It eliminates any attempt at detail, things anecdotal, and simple imitation, to capture pure reality.


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