Still life by Georges Braque

Still life - Georges Braque -

Artwork Information

TitleStill life
ArtistGeorges Braque
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMaeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

About Still life

The artwork “Still life” by Georges Braque is an expressionist piece that has been brought to life through lithography on paper. It exemplifies the still life genre and is currently housed at the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. This notable work reflects Braque’s engagement with the expressionist movement, conveying more than mere visual replication through emotive elements and subjective interpretation.

Upon observation of the artwork, one can see a collection of lemons artistically arranged on a platter. The use of color and shadow in the artwork creates a sense of volume and depth, giving life to the lemons which are the central figures in this composition. Braque’s brushwork is evident in the bold strokes and the contrast observed between the vibrant yellow of the fruit and the muted background. It can be discerned that the artist focused on capturing the essence and energy of the subject through his expressionistic approach. The lithograph format adds to the textural qualities of the artwork, making the lemons appear both tactile and radiant. The signature of Georges Braque is prominently placed, adding authenticity and artistic identity to the piece.

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