Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B = Braque, Georges, 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge

ART: Artists, Art Trivia, Art Legends

A glimpse of the ART world, in the manner of a mini-art tour. ART focuses on the artists and the art style movements following Impressionism between the 1850s-1960s. There are exceptions.

Georges Braque, c.1908, Artist, PD*-WC

B = Braque, Georges
1882 – 1963

Georges Braque, French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, was a major artist of the early 20th century. He was born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, and grew up in Le Havre, France. Like his father and grandfather, Georges trained as a house painter and decorator. That changed when he arrived in Paris. In a city dedicated to art, he discovered new ways to paint.

Braque's contributions to Fauvism from 1906 onwards, and his part in the new art movement called Cubism, ensured his work would be remembered. Braque was part of the collective of artists in Paris at the turn of the century.

Frank G. Burgess, an artist, art critic, poet and author in the San Francisco Bay area, wrote an influential article titled, The Wild Men of Paris.  Burgess introduced the Proto-cubists to the United States including Braque, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Jean Metzinger. Proto-cubism was the experimental stage of the art movement that would become Cubism.


Have you heard of the artist, Braque? Have you seen Cubist style painting or sculpture?

Unfortunately, most of Braque's paintings are not in the public domain until 2034, so I've included a link to one example.

Man With a Guitar 1914 - painting

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Brought to you by the A to Z Blog Challenge 2014 Team and the originator: Lee of Tossing it Out. Click the A to Z list of participants and read on. Hope to see you again throughout the blogfest.

A to Z Blog Challenge, April 2014


George Braque Wiki


*Image credit for photo of Braque, PD-WC

Georges Braque, 1908, photograph published in Gelett Burgess, The Wild Men of Paris, Architectural Record, May 1910

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