Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Nuenen, September 1885
oil on canvas,
33.5 cm x 44.0 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Look at the apples on the left. Are they in the air or on the table? Van Gogh seems to have struggled with the perspective in this still life. The placing of the shadows is equally illogical. See how the basket throws shadows to both left and right. This is impossible, since all the other objects are lit from front left.
Basket of Apples is one of many still lifes featuring apples and potatoes that Van Gogh made in the autumn of 1885.