Georges BRAQUE |
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France 1882 - 1963
The son of a house-painter, Goerges Braque was born in 1882 at Argenteuil-sur-Seine, near Paris, France.
He developed his paintings skills very early in life while assisting his father with interior house painting and decoration.
He moved to Paris in 1900 to study, where he was drawn to the work of the Fauve artists such as Matisse, Derain and Dufy as well as the late lanscapes of Cezanne. His primary drawing and painting education took place at the Academie Humbert, where he met Marie Laurencin and Picabia. Through these affiliations and friendships he began to paint landscapes in the Fauve style which was mainly vibrant "out of the tube" colors and broad shapes that implied only a hint of realism in the objects and/or landscapes that the artist would choose to create.
A crucial change in Braque's art came in the fall 1907, when he rediscovered Paul Cézanne at the memorial exhibitions at the Salon d'Automne and the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery
Under the influence of Cezanne, Braque started to use a more restrained pallette of mostly browns, greys amd greens, and more simpliflied imagery. A major turning point is when Braque meets Picasso.In ...
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