Striped Tablecloth with Two Apples

  • Leigh Palmer, Striped Tablecloth with Two Apples, 1983, oil on linen, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.69

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In this interior view the play of light enlivens the image, transforming an everyday still life into something much more animated. The bright reds and greens of the fruit appear to echo throughout the painting, from the richly mottled floor and wall to the wooden chair, glowing in the sunlight. Leigh Palmer painted the two apples in such detail that they appear three-dimensional, as if we can reach forward and take one from the sun-soaked table.

Title
Striped Tablecloth with Two Apples
Artist
Date
1983
On View
Dimensions
36 1/8 x 50 in. (91.8 x 127.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on linen
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – linens
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – dining room
  • Object – fruit – apple
  • Object – furniture – chest
  • Landscape – phenomenon – light
Object Number
1986.6.69
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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