At 35.1 x 42.7 cm, the undesignated Still Life with Two Red Apples is considerably smaller than the Still Life with Dead Crow (private collection) created in the same year. Its significance lies not in its size, however, but in its almost experimental application of paint. The painting shows two orange-red apples on a grayish white cloth. The dark background could be interpreted as a table and a wall. In comparison with Reclining Female Nude (White Nude) dating from 1919 and Group on the Edge of the Forest dating from 1920, this still life shows the variability in Herbert Boeckl’s (1894–1966) artistic approach. With its gestural application of paint, the work forms a bridgehead pointing to the artist’s further development in the years of 1921/22, his Berlin period. Boeckl practiced a “wild style of painting,” which would continue to amaze contemporary art critics for years to come.