By the time Boeckl completed this painting in 1929, he was already well established as one of Austria's most preeminent artists. His rough landscape paintings from this time, with their impulsive, sporadic brushstrokes, speak of Boeckl's discovery of the work of Paul Cézanne in the avant-garde galleries of Berlin and Paris. Indeed, the vivacity of this still life also sings of the Expressionist's fascination with Cézanne. Indeed, the parallels between Boeckl's style and Cézanne's are clear. Cézanne, similarly preoccupied with the power of the artist's palette over composition, had given license to twentieth-century painters to exploit this new, liberated colour, and to use it to demonstrative effect. Here, Boeckl uses tools Cézanne had provided; but the result is an Expressionist creation that is uniquely Boeckl's.
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