- André Derain
- 款識：畫家簽名A. Derain（左下)
- 15 1/4 x 19 7/8英寸
- 38.7 x 50.6公分
Acquired from the above in November 1948
Writing about Matisse’s influence on Derain’s painting, Jane Lee noted: ‘When Derain met him, the focus of Matisse’s work was on a series of still-life paintings with sharp diagonal compositions, abruptly limited viewpoints, and heightened colour which expressed the fall of light’ (J. Lee, Derain, Oxford & New York, 1990, p. 12). The impact of these compositions is clearly visible in the present work: the table on top of which the elements of this still-life are resting is rendered in accentuated diagonal lines; the assemblage of objects is shown from a close-up view, the background with what could be read as a window at the top of the composition is sharply cut out of the picture frame. The strong, vivid colouration of the objects, outlined by brush-strokes of deep blue and black, anticipates the Fauve revolution that was soon to change the course of twentieth-century art.