Fruit Dish, Ace of Clubs (1913) by Georges Braque

Fruit Dish, Ace of Clubs - Georges Braque - 1913

Artwork Information

TitleFruit Dish, Ace of Clubs
ArtistGeorges Braque
Date1913
Mediumcharcoal,gouache,Oil on Canvas
Dimensions81 x 60 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Location Created France
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About Fruit Dish, Ace of Clubs

Georges Braque’s Fruit Dish, Ace of Clubs is an oil and charcoal on canvas painting that measures 31 7/8 × 23 5/8 inches, created in 1913. The artwork is classified under paintings and is currently located in the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The subject of the painting consists of a round card table, showing a picture of the ace of clubs, a bunch of grapes, and various panels of lettering.

One of the prime features of the painting is that it marks a significant turning point in Cubism, distinguishing it from Analytic Cubism. As Braque’s first papier collé, a technique he pioneered and centered on pasting cutout paper to the canvas, Fruit Dish and Glass is a leading masterpiece in the Cubist movement. The piece is known for the variety of colors used, from dark browns and black to light blues and yellows.

Moreover, Cubism, which involved breaking down and reconstructing form, went on to have a significant impact on other genres of art, including sculpture, literature, and music. The movement caused a massive turning point in modern art and influenced other leading artists such as Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, among others. Fruit Dish, Ace of Clubs, is a pivotal piece of Braque’s works, highlighting his creativity and innovative approach to art, leading to his numerous accolades and recognition as one of the leading figures of 20th-century art.

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