How you like them apples?
HAD ENOUGH APPLES YET? NOR HAVE I!
People who are enthusiastic about Paul Cezanne and his still lives point to the bouquets of fruit he painted over his long career. One critic likened the above painting to a landscape, with the back of the table constituting the horizon, and one apple cleverly juttting up over it.
The apples in the foreground seem randomly displayed, but that critic says it is not the case, and Cezanne thoughtfully placed them in what might seem casual groups, but there is a plan and the colors are chosen accordingly.
I sometimes think critics read into a picture whatever they want to be there, regardless. I know in the instance of my own photos and paintings, I can give a smart-ass presentation of such interpretations which occur to me for the first time when there is an audience present.
In other words, no such deliberation takes place, but nonetheless those elements are present, if only in the eye of the beholder.
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