Still Life with Lemons, Pears and a Tin Plate,
The title fails to mention the – probably 16th-century German – ‘cabbage stalk’ glass in Jan van Tongeren’s painting. The grey-green transparent ribbed goblet forms a counterpoint with the other elements. Knobbly lemons with a pockmarked, oily yellow rind. Dented green stewing pears moving more towa...rds the tone of the glass. Ironed table linen against scrunched yellowish tissue paper. The tin plate offers a matt contrast to the scene. With a little imagination, this still life chimes like a string quartet.
Text: Chris Reinewald
From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Jan van Tongeren
Still Life with Lemons, Pears and a Tin Plate
Oil on canvas
54.3 x 60 cm (h x w)
Type of object
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