Castle at La Roche-Guyon (1909) by Georges Braque

Castle at La Roche-Guyon - Braque, Georges - 1909 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleCastle at La Roche-Guyon
ArtistGeorges Braque
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions92 x 73 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationVan Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Location Created France
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About Castle at La Roche-Guyon

Georges Braque, a Fauvism proponent and Cubism pioneer, created five paintings of the Castle at La Roche-Guyon in 1909. The Castle is a 12th-century ruined tower situated on a chalk cliff above a fortified manor house. One of his most notable artworks, Braque’s oil on canvas painting measures 81 x 60 cm and is located at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

Braque’s painting depicts the castle from an elevated perspective, highlighting its impressive structure against the backdrop of green foliage. Its sky-blue hues reflect Fauvism’s bold use of colors to convey mood and atmosphere. With its flattened planes and overlapping forms, it also foreshadows Braque’s later explorations into Cubism.

While there are reproductions available for purchase, it’s essential to note that this artwork may be protected by copyright laws. Overall, Braque’s depiction of the Castle at La Roche-Guyon showcases his mastery in using color and form to express emotions while also paving the way for future art movements like Cubism.

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