MIRO Gallery

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GEORGES BRAQUE (1882 – 1963) grew up in Le Havre and trained as a house painter, just like his father and grandfather. From 1897 till 1899, he took evening classes in painting at École des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre. In November 1908, Paris daily newspaper Gil Blas critic Louis Vauxcelles first used the word “cubes” to refer to Braque’s exhibition. He used this term to characterise the special geometric form of the landscapes, figures and houses in the artist’s paintings which reminded him of actual “cubes”. His legacy is monumental, especially in the field of modern still lifes. It is also known that he had a strong relationship to music and musical instrument motifs often appear in his paintings. Braque has said that modern painting should bring one excitement and emotion, whereas modern science should bring security and knowledge. He demonstrated this in each of his works.



Georges Braque (1882 – 1963)

Apples and Leaves, 1958

Litography on paper in 8 colors

30,5 x 45 cm

Price on request