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Still Life with a Honeydew Melon

Claude Monet1879

Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini
Potsdam, Germany

This autumn still life by Claude Monet follows the tradition of Flemish painting of the seventeenth century in which sumptuous arrangements of southern fruits symbolized prosperity and the enjoyment of life. The sliced melon, seemingly ready for immediate consumption, stimulates the sense of taste.

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