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GEORGES BRAQUE Biography, History and Paintings
GEORGES BRAQUE
GEORGES BRAQUE
(1882-1963) The French painter, graphic artist and designer was initially influenced by Fauvism, but his style completely changed when he saw the work of Cézanne and Picasso.

Braque's style is fragmented, dislocated.

He introduced the method of sticking bits and bobs onto the canvas, a style known as papier colle.

After the First World War (winning bravery awards for his service), his style became totally divergent from his friend Picasso's; Braque worked in the same style he had before the war, though his angles softened and his colours became muted and soft, and his subjects of choice were still-life and interiors.

He also designed sets and costumes, and illustrated books.

In 1961, he had the honour of being the first living artist to exhibit at the Louvre in Paris, and was given a state funeral two years later.


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