Seated woman (1907; France) by Georges Braque

Seated woman - Georges Braque - 1907; France

Artwork Information

TitleSeated woman
ArtistGeorges Braque
Date1907; France
Dimensions55 x 46 cm
Art MovementFauvism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

About Seated woman

The artwork titled “Seated Woman” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Georges Braque, created in 1907 during the Fauvism art movement, which is known for its strong color and painterly qualities. The painting, measuring 55 by 46 cm, is categorized as a nude painting (nu). Currently, it is housed at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France. This piece represents an example of Braque’s contribution to the early 20th-century avant-garde art scene.

In the artwork, a woman is depicted sitting in a relaxed, introspective pose that conveys a contemplative mood. The artist utilized a bold and expressive color palette, a characteristic feature of Fauvist works, to create a vibrant and dynamic composition. The brushwork implies a certain degree of abstraction, with forms that are simplified and distorted, providing a sense of depth and volume to the figure and the surrounding space. The background blurs with the foreground, highlighting the Fauvists’ disregard for classical perspective and their emphasis on painterly qualities. The use of contrasting colors and the play of light and shadow add to the presence of the figure, allowing it to emerge powerfully from the canvas.

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