Large Nude (1908) by Georges Braque

Large Nude - Georges Braque - 1908

Artwork Information

TitleLarge Nude
ArtistGeorges Braque
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions139.5 x 101 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
Location Created France

About Large Nude

The artwork titled “Large Nude” is an oil on canvas painting by Georges Braque, created in 1908. As a seminal piece of the Cubism art movement, it measures 139.5 x 101 cm. This nude painting exemplifies Braque’s innovative style and is held in a private collection, having been created in France.

The artwork depicts a nude female figure occupying the majority of the canvas space, characterized by the angular and fragmented forms that are hallmarks of Cubism. Braque’s use of layered geometric shapes and shifting perspectives to represent the figure breaks away from traditional representational art and challenges the viewer’s perception of form and space. The figure’s body is rendered with a palette that includes earthy and somber tones, which accentuate the volume and depth of the subject through subtle shifts in color and shading. The background consists of abstract shapes and colors that seem both to blend with and contrast against the form of the nude, creating a dynamic interplay between figure and ground. This complex visual language exemplifies the innovative approach to painting that defined Cubist artwork in the early 20th century.

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