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About Fruit paintings
Styles in Fruit Paintings Fruit paintings are the perfect genre for artists and collectors alike to focus on detail, style and expression. Fruit still life paintings can serve as studies in technique and opportunities for an artist to experiment with style and representation. Realistic fruit paintings were common in the Renaissance, representing the refined style of the time and sometimes including social commentaries, witticisms or even souvenirs of exotic places. Impressionist painters created many fruit paintings, showing the impression of a round and textural piece of fruit. Abstract fruit paintings capture the feeling of fruit in your hand or the taste of a fruit’s juicy, perfect bite. Subjects in Fruit Paintings Fruit paintings often fall into the still life genre, with fruit in bowls or poetically arranged on tables. Fruit tree paintings create pastoral scenes of gathering fruit from an orchard or focal tree. Bowls of fruit like oranges, grapefruits and lemons are perfect subjects for fruit paintings, but artists often experiment with less common fruits as well. Dragon fruit paintings or exotic star fruit and lychee create interesting textures and details for a painter to play with. Materials Used in Fruit Paintings Fruit paintings are versatile and can be rendered in many different mediums. Acrylic fruit paintings can be easily layered and hold bold, vibrant hues. Fruit watercolor paintings are full of movement and ethereal layers, which are perfect for watercolor still lifes of fruit. Fruit oil paintings on canvas blend seamlessly, creating beautiful highlights and shadows to focus the viewer on the painting’s rich colors. Famous Artists of Fruit Paintings Fruit paintings by famous artists are prized by collectors and museums in styles and eras throughout art history. Baroque painters such as Caravaggio and Louise Moillon created fruit still lifes to focus on lighting and composition. Influential pre-Impressionist Paul Cézanne created his famous fruit paintings experimenting with the boundaries of the realism and representationalism of the time. Later modern painters like Frida Kahlo also used the still life style for her fruit paintings, focusing on vibrant colors and unique settings for different types of fruit.