Georges Braque

Braque was born on 13 May 1882 in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. Although he was trained to be a decorator and house painter in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Braque studied artistic painting at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, from 1897 to 1899. At the age of seventeen, Braque settled in Paris with his friends, Othon Friesz and Raoul Dufy In 1902. During his time in Paris, he was awarded a certificate as a decorator and a year later he attended the Académie Humbert. Diverse in his artistic talent from collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, Braque is best known and recognised as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Along with Pablo Picasso, Braque is considered as one of the pioneers in the Cubism movement. Though he started his career painting in the Impressionist style, followed by the Fauvist style, Braque gradually adopted Cubism method of painting with his focus on still life visually expressed through multiple perspectives using colours, textures, patterns and lines with an emphasis of structure. Inspired by Pablo Picasso collage methods, Braque took the technique a step further and invented his own paper collage technique known as Papier Collé. Incorporating the cut outs of advertisements, stencilled letters, blended pigments and wood grain, Braque achieved greater dimensions in his still-life’s while he further developed the abstractness in his works that projects the object in its essence instead of merely its physical representation. As one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century and Masters of Modern Art, Braque’s paintings are collected exhibited in the most important museums around the world.

  • Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Paris

    April 06, 2012 - April 27, 2012

  • The Masters

    The Masters

    Seoul

    November 18, 2011 - December 31, 2011