Georges BraqueBottle and Fishes c.1910-2

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Artist
Georges Braque (1882‑1963)
Title
Bottle and Fishes
Bouteille et poissons
Date c.1910-2
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 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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