Pedestal Table (1913) by Georges Braque

Pedestal Table - Georges Braque - 1911

Artwork Information

TitlePedestal Table
ArtistGeorges Braque
Mediumcollage,Oil on Canvas
Dimensions116.5 x 81.5 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Location Created France
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About Pedestal Table

Georges Braque was a prominent French painter and one of the founding members of the Cubist movement. His painting, Pedestal Table, created in 1913, is an exceptional instance of Synthetic Cubism. This still life painting is composed of collage, oil, and canvas. In this painting, Braque experiments with depth perception by incorporating multiple perspectives into a single composition.

The use of subtle color harmonies and various elements in the painting demonstrates his mastery in composition. The colors are muted and dark to emphasize the textured surfaces produced by collage. The Pedestal Table represents simple objects such as a bottle, newspaper clipping, and musical notes that show off his technical virtuosity.

Braque’s work has influenced countless artists since its creation over 100 years ago. It reveals his unique ability to create art which evokes calm meditation with its subtle tones and motifs. Other notable works include The Billiard Table, Pitcher and Violin & Fruit Dish and Glass are fascinating examples; you can appreciate how he played with structure using unfamiliar ways to depict detail simultaneously in one composition giving birth to an iconic art style as cubism . Through Georges Braque’s paintings like Pedestal Table he has left a lasting legacy on modern art history.

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