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Creator:
Roger Fry, 1866–1934, British
Title:

Still life with blue bottle

Date:
1917
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 24 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (62.2 x 45.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated, lower right: "Roger Fry. 1917"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1991.25.2
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
blue | bottle | draperies | drinking glass | still life | tumbler (drinking glass) | vase | water | white (color) | yellow
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1332
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Roger Fry was a prominent art critic and member of the group of liberal minded writers, thinkers, and artists known as the Bloomsbury Group. Like many in this elite circle, he was an advocate of French art and promoted the radical transformation of pictorial representation undertaken by artists including Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. In 1910 and 1912, he organized two influential exhibitions that introduced modern French art to a British public and inspired a generation of young artists to embrace modernism. This work draws on impressionist and postimpressionist innovations in color perception in the carefully applied patches of color that animate the scene and create texture and depth.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2020

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