Georges Braque was a 20th century French painter who invented Cubism with Pablo Picasso.
Along with Cubism, Braque used the styles of Impressionism, Fauvism and collage, and even staged designs for the Ballet Russes. Through his career, his style changed to portray somber subjects during wartime and lighter, freer themes in between.
He never strayed far from Cubism, as there were always aspects of it in his works.
Oil, sand on canvas
Huile, sable sur canvas
39 3/8 x 39½ in – 100.1 x 100.3 cm
Galerie Maeght, ed., Catalogue de l’oeuvre de Georges Braque, Peintures 1936-1941, Paris, 1961, p. 53 (illustrated).
V. and M. Langen, Kunst des 20ten Jahrhunderts: Sammlung Viktor u. Marianne Langen, Ascona, 1986, vol. I, p. 91 (illustrated in color, p. 92).
J. Leymarie, Braque, les ateliers, Aix-en-Provence, 1995, pp. 99-100 and 229 (illustrated, pl. 26).
New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Georges Braque: An American Tribute, The Thirties, April-May 1964, no. 31 (illustrated).
The Art Institute of Chicago, Braque: The Great Years, October-December 1972, pp. 22 and 76, no. 24 (illustrated in color, pl. 11; illustrated again, p. 76, fig. 59).
Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Passioni d’arte da Picasso a Warhol: Capolavori del collezionismo in Ticino, September-December 2002, p. 198 (illustrated in color, p. 199; illustrated again in situ).