Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Eva Gonzales—A Taste for Dessert Apples

 

IMPRESSIONIST EVA GONZALES
A TASTE FOR DESSERT APPLES

 

Eva Gonzales, French, 1847 - 1883; Pommes d'Api; 1877-1878; Pastel on paper mounted on canvas; 14 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (37.47 x 45.4 cm); Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.72

Eva Gonzales, French, 1847 – 1883; Pommes d’Api; 1877-1878; Pastel on paper mounted on canvas; 14 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (37.47 x 45.4 cm); Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.72

A small, crisp variety of dessert apples, brightly flushed and formally much valued for their decorative qualities.

Pommes d’Api, translation and definition, Oxford Dictionaries

Eva Gonzales (1849-1883), like her colleagues Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, is often grouped with the Impressionists, although she never officially exhibited with them.  She was also the sole student of artistic pioneer Edouard Manet (1832-1883) and married to engraver Henri Guerard.  Gonzales lived only into her early thirties, dying in childbirth within days of her teacher and mentor.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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