Here we have a Wooden Magnet depicting Pink Roses by Peploe.
This still-life is typical of the stylised studies of fruit, flowers and ceramics that Scottish Colourist painter Peploe produced in the early 1920s. On a table draped with a white cloth are arranged a Chinese blue and white vase with pink roses, a white ceramic fruit stand holding an orange, a lemon and some grapes, a piece of blue fabric and scattered letters. In the background are a black chair and a brown coat on a stand. Each object is simplified and placed to create a balanced, decorative whole. Peploe returned to paint the same objects again and again as he rigorously explored colour, form and pictorial composition.
The Scottish Colourists were known for their bright colour and interest in line and form, influenced by French Post-Impressionist art. F. C. B. Cadell, J. D. Fergusson, Leslie Hunter and Peploe first exhibited together as group in Paris in 1924, although the term ‘The Scottish Colourists’ was not coined until 1948.