Georges Braque Bottle and Fishes c.1910–2

Share this artwork

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

Display caption

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

About this artwork