Braque Georges

French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque (1882–1963) is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. In 1957 he said: “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,”. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé, which he first explored in one early work Fruit Dish and Glass (1912) by attaching pieces of wallpaper to a charcoal drawing. This approach deeply influenced not only his contemporaries but generations of artists from Modernism to the present.

© 2018 by the Engel Gallery.

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