18 September 2013 to 06 January 2014 – Grand Palais
This retrospective, dedicated to the major 20th century artist Georges Braque, will survey all the periods of his artistic creation, from Fauvism to his final works culminating in the magnificent art studios and birds series. The exhibition will focus on highlights in his career, such as Cubism, the Canéphores (Basket Carriers) of the 1920’s, and his final landscapes.
Georges Braque (1882-1963) is one of the major artists of the twentieth century. Painter and sculptor, he was first as the initiator of cubism and inventor of collages, a leading figure of the avant-garde of the early century before finally focus his work on the systematic exploration and serial still life and landscape that make him the French painter par excellence, heir of Corot and Chardin and custodian of the classical tradition but also the precursor of postwar abstraction.