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Still Life with Flowers, 1887

Émile Bernard

French, 1868-1941
Oil on canvas
19-3/4 x 24 in. (50.2 x 61.0 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Jennifer Jones Simon
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In 1886 Bernard became friends with Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh and began studying the paintings of Cézanne exhibited at the shop of the color merchant Père Tanguy in Paris. Bernard conceived this still life in the synthetist style he developed with Gauguin, characterized by dark, saturated colors, flat, thick impasto and black lines surrounding the objects.

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