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Pink Roses in a Glass Vase

Artist
Samuel John Peploe, Scottish, 1871–1935
Date
late 1920s
Material
Oil on canvas
Place made
Scotland, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 209
Dimensions
28 1/2 × 24 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (72.4 × 62.5 × 9.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift from the Estate of Mary and Oliver Langenberg
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
1:2018
NOTES
In this carefully composed still life, Samuel Peploe explores complex color combinations. The reds and pinks of roses complement green leaves while oranges vibrate against abackground of blue. The artist would spend long periods positioning his objects, and here the elegant curves of a white ceramic-footed bowl echo those of a tall glass vase. Peploe was a leading figure among a group of early 20th-century painters known as the Scottish Colorists, who explored effects of vibrant color. Peploe often traveled to France and was much influenced by the colors of French avant-garde painters, such as Henri Matisse.
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