Interior with Three Pears

  • Leigh Palmer, Interior with Three Pears, 1983, oil on linen, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.30.56

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Leigh Palmer elevates the significance of simple, everyday objects like these three pears by placing them in the center of the image. The shafts of light shining through the windows create a dramatic pattern on the table, plate, and floor, and evoke the warmth of a sunny day. Part of the effect of the painting comes from the incidental details that make it appear so real, such as the folds in the pristine white tablecloth and the tiny dents in the surface of the fruit.

Title
Interior with Three Pears
Artist
Date
1983
On View
Dimensions
36 x 28 1/8 in. (91.5 x 71.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on linen
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – phenomenon – light
  • Architecture Interior
  • Object – fruit – pear
  • Object – other – linens
Object Number
1985.30.56
Palette
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