Georges Braque

Georges Braque (Argenteuil, 1882 – Paris, 1963)

Georges Braque is often called the “father of cubism”, a term we owe to the journalist Vauxcelles who wrote in 1908: “Mr. Braque is a very audacious young man … He despises the form, reduces everything, sites and shapes and houses, to geometric patterns, cubes “… Georges Braque worked intensely with his friend Picasso before the First World War. The war interrupted him; he did not create until 1917 but then came back with more colourful and less angular paintings. Recurring subjects of Georges Braque are the still life and the bird. Georges Braque began etching and dry point in 1907 when he was only 25 years old. All his life, he worked on the different techniques of printmaking, often with the collaboration of Fernand Mourlot. Georges Braque illustrated several poetry books, including Satie, Apollinaire and René Char. He also participated in several collective works with Chagall, Miro, Giacometti or Chillida. Georges Braque died in 1963.

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