Fruitdish and Glass (1912) by Georges Braque

Fruitdish and Glass - Georges Braque - 1912

Artwork Information

TitleFruitdish and Glass
ArtistGeorges Braque
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, US
Location Created France

About Fruitdish and Glass

The artwork “Fruitdish and Glass” is a notable creation by the artist Georges Braque, completed in 1912. It is constructed using various mediums such as chalk, charcoal, collage, and cardboard, embodying the principles of the Cubist movement. As a still life, this piece is part of the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY, US, though it was created in France.

In the artwork, one can observe a complex arrangement of shapes and textures that challenge the conventional notions of perspective and representation. The use of collage elements introduces real-world textures and lettering, which interact with the drawn elements, creating a rich visual dialogue between reality and abstraction. Typical for Braque’s Cubist phase, the composition breaks down and reassembles the form of the still life objects, allowing simultaneous viewpoints to coexist within a single plane. The muted color palette further emphasizes the interplay of light and shadow, while the juxtaposition of various materials adds depth to the piece. Braque’s application of drawing and collage techniques provides a tactile quality, encouraging viewers to explore the nature of perception and the essence of the objects depicted.

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