Georges Braque
Fruits on Tablecloth and Fruit Dish (Fruits sur une nappe et compotier), 1925
Oil on canvas
130.5 x 75 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris.
Purchased from the artist, 1947
© Georges Braque, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2014
Photograph © Bertrand Prévost - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Dist. RMN-GP


Still lifes
1919-1929

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At his second one-man show at Léonce Rosenberg's Galerie l'Effort Moderne in 1919, Braque presented a series of still lifes which he continued to work on over the following decade. These works build on Synthetic Cubism, returning to the motley compositions of solid colors but now stretching them into elongated forms. Often centered on recurring motifs, such as guéridons, fireplaces, or fruit dishes (echoing his admired Cézanne), these works achieve a harmonious blend of form, color, and material.

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