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Happy Birthday Georges Braque!

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by echostains

le viaduct de La Estaque

Le Viaduct de L’ Estaque

 

Georges Braque b. Paris, France (1882-1963) was a  painter, collagist and draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. His major contribution to  Art History is through Cubisim, which he founded and developed alongside   his close association with  Picasso during the 1908-1912 period.

houses at l estaque 1908

Houses at de L’Estaque

He also participated in Fauvism and Impressionism and his work was full of bold shapes and striking colours.  His work during the War though was more sombre and reflective of the mood, but between the war, when the word changed – so did he, using lighter colours, themes and styles.

man and guitar 1911

Man and Guitar 1911

Cubism though can be found in most of this work throughout his career.  He studied painting at Le Havre Academy,  at first concentrating on Impressionism.  Around  1905,  inspired by Cezanne and Van Gogh and their bright use of colours he became a Fauvist painter and exhibited with Henri Matisse and Andre Derain who were also Fauvists.

Braque had his first solo exhibition in 1908 and from 1909-1914 spent time with Picasso  developing a darker colour palette and use of bold line which was to become the Cubism style.

the portuguese

The Portuguese

Cubism challenged presentable form as perspective and conveyed a different way of ‘seeing’, which reflected the ‘modern’ world. Braque incorporated collage innovatively into his work.  His work after the WW1 changed direction again –   reflecting nature and the effect of light, but he never strayed to far from his Cubist style and his  bold use of lines and colour.

girl with a cross

Girl with a Cross

In 1937 he began to add sculpture to his repertoire and did receive some international success when his pieces went beyond Europe and were shown in the USA. He worked after WW2, concentrating on lighter subjects like landscape, sea and nature.  his health was not robust, yet it did not prevent him forming a new art movement of Cubism along side Picasso.

With thanks to WikiArt

More about Braque here

Images from here

Raiders of the Lost Art

Posted in ART with tags , , , on June 12, 2010 by echostains

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unbelievable!  You wouldn’t think there was many more paintings by famous artists to be discovered would you?  But 140 works by modern artists are being put up for auction.  They were found in a Paris Bank vault in 1979 and neglected for all this time, belonged to art dealer Ambroise Vollard.  Read about it here

One of Manet's self portraits

There’s a piece like Andre Derain who was one of the major Fauvists alongside Vlanminck and Matisse.  this particular painting in pristine condition is thought to fetch between 9 – 14 million!  Amazing – where do they get these figures from?     A self-portrait of the artist Eduard Manet will also be offered along side the Derain painting  at Sotheby’s London UK June 22.  

Hitler with his confiscated art

 It makes you wonder just how much art is still lieing in bank vaults around the world.  A lot of art was confiscated by the Nazi’s as ‘degenerate’ .  After the war some owners never got their art back, though there are some happy reunions (here)   Good article here.

image of confiscated art from here

Manet portrait image from here