Among the ideas that have influenced the last 100 years’ painting, perhaps the most important has been Cubism. The name was attached as an epithet to a group of painters in Paris working within a single idiom about 1910. They subjected the painting to a new form of discipline that was at the same time, a freeing of form and space. It was both a technical and aesthetic innovation. Picasso said that Cubism was the work of a team. The following collection of Georges Braque’s earlier work appeared in the Arts Club of Chicago 1955 retrospective exhibition on Cubism.
Georges Braque, who also sculpted, was born in a suburb of Paris in 1882 and died in the city in 1963. In Braque’s work, “a space for autonomy, a space for human creation, when so much was driven by politics. What Braque, in some ways, is doing is creating space for freedom.”
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Georges Braque ( , French: [ʒɔʁʒ bʁak]; 13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1905, and the role he played in the development of Cubism.
Georges Braque lived in the XIX – XX cent., a remarkable figure of French Cubism. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
The phrase analytic cubism describes the early period of cubism, commonly considered to range from 1908 to 1912, characterised by a
Cubism was one of the most influential movement in Western art this century. Beginning with the revolutionary experiments of Picasso and Braque in Paris between 1906 and 1908, cubism gathered momentum and soon spread to the rest of Europe and America.