Eye Candy for Today: Jean Robie still life

Flowers and fruit, still life by Jean-Baptiste Robie
Flowers and fruit, Jean-Baptiste Robie

A stunning tour de force of subtle color, texture, light and dark by the Belgian still life painter.

On Google Art Project, high-resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and measures roughly 64×54 inches (164x137cm).

As is often the case, the museum’s reproduction and that on the Google Art Project don’t quite agree. The Google image seems too warm and saturated; the museum’s version looks crisp but cold in comparison, particularly in the color of the metal.

Having never see one of Robie’s originals, I’ve taken a best guess here and color corrected my copy of the Google file to somewhere in-between.


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