American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Braque, Georges 1882-1963. French painter who was a leading exponent and theorist of the cubist movement.
- n. French painter who led the cubist movement (1882-1963)
“Braque is my favorite 20th century still life artist, and kinda goes both with and in opposition to Odilon Redons flowers.”
“Braque is not an artist about whom I knew a lot before today (not that I know a lot now, but I have more familiarity than I did).”
“In 1945 Jean Paulhan, editor of the Nouvelle Revue FranÃ§aise and a minor collector, published an important book entitled Braque le Patron in which he stated, 'Braque is the artist, without hesitation, whom I take as a Master.”
“In the exchanging of ideas so intimately as has happened splendidly between Picasso and Braque, which is in the nature of professional dignity among artists, there is bound to be more or less confusion even to the highly perceptive artist and this must therefore confuse the casual observer and layman.”
“Picasso saw things a bit differently, referring to Braque as "ma femme," or "my wife.”
“Artists such as Braque and Picasso no longer bothered to sign their works, they knew they did not matter any more than anyone else, we were all built of the same stuff, trees, animals, rock, air.”
“Of particular note are the paintings by members of the School of Paris, such as Braque, Picasso, and Modigliani; paintings and drawings by the circle of early American modernists around Alfred Stieglitz; over ninety works by Paul Klee; large-scale paintings by the postwar Abstract Expressionists; bronzes by Elie Nadelman and Gaston Lachaise; as well as paintings, drawings, and prints by the contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer.”
“A fortnight ago, however, I wandered alone through the Giacomettis while my husband had a gallery to himself to contemplate one of Braque's Atelier series.”
“With works by Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall and Miró housed in a stunning building perched on a fir-clad Provençal mountainside, visitors number more than 200,000 a year.”
“When Peggy Guggenheim established her gatekeeping Art of This Century gallery in New York, in 1942, she installed in three of its four rooms a private collection, gathered in Europe over the preceding decades, that could stand in for the entire patrimony of continental modernism — Kandinsky and Cocteau, Picasso, Ernst, and Braque.”
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