Georges Braque
Billiard (Le Billard), 1944
Oil and sand on canvas, 130,5 x 195,5 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, Purchased in 1946
© Georges Braque, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2014
Photo © MNAM - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Dist. RMN-GP


The billiard tables
1941-1949

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After the war, the series dedicated to billiard tables led Braque to recover the cubist visual space and the puzzles of its geometric transformations in homothetic style. The absence of people in these works is mitigated by the representation of myriad partial views of the felt by a player and by the representation of the irrational forces that move billiard balls.

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