Sunday, January 30, 2011

Georges Braque (May 13, 1882 – August 31, 1963)

Castle at La Roche-Guyon

Braque worked alongside Picasso to develop the extremely influential art form of Cubism. Besides being a father of Cubism, he was also an extremely accomplished Fauvist. But it was the merging of the two styles, which I love most, such as in the painting Patience below, where the vivid colors of Favism are poured into the more rigid outlines of Cubism. 


Harbor in Normandy

Often times I don't note this specifically, other than in the labels section, but earlier pieces by artists are usually of varying styles. Still I love to include them in a post to show the range and evolution of various artists. The piece below is in the Impressionist style. It was completed when Braque was around 18 years old.

Grandmother's Friend

The Port of Antwerp: the Mast

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