Georges Braque’s Interior with Palette, painted in 1942, is a masterpiece of Cubism and abstraction. The painting showcases the artist’s experimentation with color, light and form. In this work, Braque depicts a corner of his studio interior where he stands holding his painter’s palette. The objects around him are represented through fractured geometric shapes, which combine seamlessly to create a sense of depth and perspective.
Braque is famous for pioneering collage in 1912, which became an integral part of Cubism. His Violin and Palette also references the trompe l’oeil technique that was common in still life paintings during this time period. During World War I Braque enlisted in the French army when he was at the peak of his artistic career.
Born in Argenteuil in 1882, before pursuing painting education Georges trained to be a house painter and decorator. He later enrolled at an art school where he learned traditional painting techniques under famous French painter Jean-Leon Gerome. Despite being overshadowed by Picasso during their collaboration from 1908-1914 known as Analytical Cubism movement; Georges continued exploring avant-garde styles throughout his career.