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Creator Name: Braque, Georges
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1882 - 1963
Creator Birth Place: Argenteuil
Creator Death Place: Paris
Creator Name-CRT: Georges Braque
Title: Guitar and Bottle of Marc on a Table
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1930
Creation End Date: 1930
Creation Date: 1930
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil with sand on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 163.5cm x 106.5cm x 12cm, Unframed: 130.5cm x 75cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: G Braque / 30
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1975.59
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Provenance: sold to Paul Rosenberg, Paris; (P. Rosenberg, New York).
Context: The remakable collaboration between George Braque and Pablo Picasso that resulted in the invention of Cubism came to an end when Braque entered the French army in 1914. After his discharge in 1916, Braque pursued an independent path, concentrating on the formal and decorative aspects of Cubism. This painting belongs to a series of large still lifes painted in 1928-32. Although he continued to use the Cubist approach to space, Braque began to use brighter colors. Particularly interested in experimenting with new materials and techniques, he applied paint-sometimes mixed with sand-over a layer of gesso (plaster) to create an unusual, textured surface.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1975.59
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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