After moving to Paris in 1910, Peploe concentrated almost exclusively on painting still lifes and landscapes. This painting shows a strong influence of cubist art through the use of structured brushstrokes and the faceted background. However while he does flatten the perspective in the painting, Peploe does not show any of the objects on the table from different angles, as the Cubists tended to do. Instead, the painting remains quite clearly focused on the reality of what is in front of the artist, without becoming too abstract.


  • Title: Still Life
  • Creator: Samuel John Peploe
  • Date Created: About 1913
  • Physical Location: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: h 55.00, w 46.00 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/copyright-image-licensing
  • External Link: See this work at nationalgalleries.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Still Life
  • Art Movement: Scottish Colourists
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Rose

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