Still Lifes

I've been thinking about still life's. More specifically painting them, which led me to seek some out on a recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum. Interesting to note how modern the Matisse, painted in 1914, is, compared to the other three, painted  around 1880-1890. An entire revolution in painting took place in the imterim.

 Henri Fantin-Latour, 'Roses in a Bowl' 1883

Henri Fantin-Latour, 'Roses in a Bowl' 1883

 Mary Cassatt, 'Lilacs in a Window" ca. 1880-1883

Mary Cassatt, 'Lilacs in a Window" ca. 1880-1883

 Henri Matisse, 'Lilacs' 1914

Henri Matisse, 'Lilacs' 1914

 Paul Cezanne, 'Still Life With Apples and a Pot of Roses" ca. 1890

Paul Cezanne, 'Still Life With Apples and a Pot of Roses" ca. 1890