GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963
- Considered one of the major painters of the twentieth century, Georges Braque was born in Argenteuil 13 May 1882. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Le Havre and then, a few years later, returned to the Humbert Academy of Paris .
- He painted his first paintings of impressionist influences in 1905 before approaching fauvism working pure colors and geometric compositions. In 1907 his works were exhibited at the Salon des Independants in Paris.
- Marked by the style of Paul Cézanne, he began developing a new style based on the simplification and geometric shapes. By transposing the three-dimensional objects, Braque produces paintings in two dimensions. With Picasso, they will be subsequently considered the inventors of Cubism. Georges Braque doesn’t thereby cease to paint his still lifes for which he is famous. He entered his painting collages and developed the technique of "collages", this period is the "synthetic" phase of Cubism.
- At the beginning of the First World War, Braque was seriously injured, he resumed painting in 1917. His work will then be less angular and more colorful tones approaching more and more of reality.
- He also produced many decorative works and sculpture and became the first painter in the Louvre in his lifetime.
- On 31 August 1963 he died in Paris