Georges Braque Guitar and Jug 1927

Artwork details

Artist
Georges Braque 1882–1963
Title
Guitar and Jug
Guitare et pichet
Date 1927
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 810 x 1165 mm
frame: 1135 x 1488 x 106 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by C. Frank Stoop 1928
Reference
N04416

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Braque used traditional artists' props such as guitars, jugs and glasses to experiment with composition. The familiar objects in Guitar and Jug are presented in sombre colouring but with fluid lines, their softness set against a rigorous structure. The objects may also be interpreted as having symbolic associations, so that the guitar may allude to artistic harmony and the apples, branch and glass may celebrate the abundance of nature.

August 2004

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