Artist of the moment…..Georges Braque

 

Georges Braque was an amazing artistic who along with Picasso helped invent Cubism. Georges Braque was born in Argenteuil, France in the year 1882. His father was a painter of houses, so Braque had many opportunities to paint and draw as a child. Braque was a painter, collage master, and prolific printmaker.

Braque attended the Academy of Art in Le Havre, where he grew up in France. Le Havre means ” the harbor” and many of Braque’s work from this period deal with the seascape as a main subject.

The artist gave up painting due to health problems. Braque was enlisted in the French army and suffered an awful head injury that required him to have a hole drilled in his skull and the artist spent much time in hospital recuperating from this incident. He was even blind for a period of time.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 for a lithograph or woodcut,  to $10 million for an original oil.

A great selection of works by Georges Braque that features many landscapes and still life works:

Braque was renowned for his paintings of interiors and the still life executed in his flat Cubist style.

In this clip we view a great exhibition featuring the work of Georges Braque that were made in the 1930s and 1940s:

Here we view a work from Georges Braque that was sold for more than 9 million dollars at auction in 2014 at Christie’s auction house:

George Braque passed away in 1963.

I love the still life works of the artist. His collage work also is inspiring.

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