Sergei Antipov calls the viewers’ attention to an item out of many other items he painted in this still-life paintings. He draws the attention of the viewer to the lemon
Antipov painted sliced lemons in a shiny tray and its peeled skin protruding out of the tray. Its juicy content works as the best natural ingredients used as preservatives. So, the fruit connotes longevity and purification.
Also, Antipov also paints items like yellow cranberries and other fruits. Also, one can see the table looks disorganized. Shown by the way Antipov positioned the empty brass jar and the ice bucket. The white cover cloth on the table does not look well placed.
All these items although symbolically independent on their own, Antipov wants them analyzed in unison. For instance, the cranberries are yellow so as other fruits on the table. This depicts that they are ripe. Thus. that makes them perishable within a short time.
However, Antipov draws the attention of the viewer to the lemon. The lemon in turn acts as a savior to preserve the other fruits from going to waste.
The lemon has a pleasant appearance. The replication makes the artwork attractive and prepossessing.