The first thing I will say is that Georges Braque was a friend of Picasso…
The second thing I will say is that he was, together with Picasso, the creator of cubism…
Braque was born in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, on the 13th of May 1882. His family were artisans and he grew up in Le Havre where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1897 until 1899.
As of 1908 Braque began to disrupt and interrupt his lines and started to form geometric figures and break away from classical construction of the composition. He also introduced texts in his paintings and created the collage. After 1912 he began to develop more time to nature mort paintings and began to abandon the use of the geometric figures.
He moved to Varengeville-sur-Mer in 1930. Then, perhaps as a result of the Second World War, he started creating more sombre and austere works and as of 1947, he was not able to continue his work due to illness. In 1961 he became the first living painter to have a retrospective of his work exhibited at Le Louvre. He died in Paris on the 31st of August of 1963.
Reference cubism, Braque started painting in a way that he would superimpose surfaces with many angles, developing the painting from the form of a cube. He used very few colours during this phase. Later he developed analytic cubism, roughly lasting from 1909 through 1912. This type of cubism is characterised by objects that are progressively de-structured until the point that they become unrecognisable. The third form is synthetic cubism, which means it has unity of composition.
I must conclude by saying that Braque’s early works reflect a similarity with fauvism which was very popular in France from 1904 through 1908. His paintings, during this period, were very colourful and most were landscapes, considered pre-cubist.
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