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Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier!!!

Sounds strange title!! This is the name of the most expensive still life painting. Since the artist Paul Cezanne was from France which was the heart of the world famous art and paintings, the name is in French language.

Painting photo is taken from Wikipedia with thanks

It translates to Jug, Curtain and Fruit Bowl which aptly described the painting. A curtain hangs from top on left side of painting and partially rests on a wooden table. There is a large jug and fruits like apples and oranges are scattered on the cloth.

Paul Cezanne was the master of still life painting. He also created another version of this painting. He is considered as the transitional bridge between his predecessors and new art form called cubism.

The painting was auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York in 1999 at a record price of $60.5 million. It is now owned by an individual.

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