Georges Braque

French, 1882–1963

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Georges Braque

French, 1882–1963

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French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque 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. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. 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.

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$16m, Sotheby's, 2013
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
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Tate, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque 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. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. 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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
$16m, Sotheby's, 2013
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Georges Braque
Articles Featuring Georges Braque
Buffalo Bill’s Unlikely Influence on Picasso and Gauguin
Jun 19th, 2019
Cubism
Dec 11th, 2018
The Ballets Russes Showcased Some of Picasso’s and Matisse’s Most Experimental Work
Jan 22nd, 2018
Fauvism
Oct 9th, 2017
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