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Georges Braque: Inventor of Cubism

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Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen / Düsseldorf / Art

In the years leading up to W.W. I, colleagues Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso often painted together, side by side. They had begun doing something new, painting figures in monochrome, images executed in myriad interlocking squares, rectangles, and triangles. Cubism! Braque was eventually drafted into the army, and upon his return he reverted back to his original style, abandoning his pre-war compression of line and shape. Focusing on the years 1906 to 1914, this exhibition of 60 works by Braque traces his quick succession of stylistic shifts—from Fauvism to Proto-Cubism to Analytical Cubism to Synthetic Cubism. —E.C.

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Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbepl. 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
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