Though there is not apparent balance, the objects are centered and placed on a base. Picasso composes this still life using opposing elements where the coffee pot is masculine and the cup is feminine. The coffee pot is two dimensional, while the cup is one-dimensional. In cubism this is accepted because rather than showing the object how it would really be seen, it can be seen from different perspectives at once. The space is used mainly for the subject, but some is used to fill in with the red background. There is a foreground and a background and the coffee pot and cup are represented on several different planes creating the unnatural shape.
The subject of "Violin et CompotieraE (1910) is a violin and a fruit dish. The lines here are strong as well, but definitely not as broad and dark as "La CafatiereaE. The lines do seem to fuse certain objects together. Though there is no one place where the violin is, the shapes are linked by these lines. The colors are subtle earth tones. There is more intensity in certain places such as around the irregular shapes, while the square and rectangular shapes are less dominantly colored. The compos