Georges Braque Bottle and Fishes c.1910–2

Artwork details

Artist
Georges Braque 1882–1963
Title
Bottle and Fishes
Bouteille et poissons
Date c.1910–2
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 619 x 749 x 20 mm
frame: 856 x 984 x 67 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1961
Reference
T00445

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Ordinary objects – a bottle and fishes on a plate, laid on a table with a drawer – have been dramatically fragmented to form a grid-like structure of interpenetrating planes. The traditional domestic subject matter and sober colours in this work can be seen as a reaction against the luminous hues and free expression of Braque’s earlier fauvist paintings.

May 2012

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