Artsy Insight: Picasso and Braque’s Friendly Rivalry
Both exhibitors of the 1913 Armory Show, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque shocked all of New York with their Cubist works—but not one another. The two had convened in the spring of 1907; upon Braque’s visit to Picasso’s Paris studio, the young artists forged a lasting dynamic equal parts friendship and competition that would ultimately bear the gift of Cubism.
The trailer (at right) is for Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies, a film co-produced and narrated by Martin Scorsese and directed by dealer and Pace Gallery-founder Arne Glimcher. While it examines the impact of technology and early filmmaking on modern painting, the film also conveys the striking resemblance in the artists’ work—see examples, at right, the latter of which was included in the 1913 fair.