Paul Cézanne is one of the great Post-Impressionist (a predominantly French art movement that developed roughly between 1886 and 1905) painters of the 19th century. Cézanne painted landscapes, portraits, and complex still lifes.
From his window he looked out onto the French landscape of Provence. His still with apples and pears are renown.
Cézanne once proclaimed, “With an apple I want to astonish Paris,” using Provençal apples and Beurré Diel pears grown in the vicinity of the family’s estate near Aix, he dispensed with traditional one-point perspective and examined the fruit, plates, and table from various viewpoints—straight on, above, and sideways.