The Breakfast (1915) by Juan Gris

The Breakfast - Juan Gris - 1915

Artwork Information

TitleThe Breakfast
ArtistJuan Gris
Dimensions92 x 73 cm.
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
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About The Breakfast

The Breakfast is an oil painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris of October 1915. This paintings belongs to the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne and features a table top and its support, against which are placed a coffee grinder, a coffee pot, and a fruit bowl. What makes The Breakfast unique is its materials – the artist used printed sheets and real wallpaper to create it. The texture of this artwork is difficult to overlook; it gives viewers a sense of the element of home.

Juan Gris was known for blending his cubist technique with bright colors and vivid textures. His keen eye for detail helped him create exquisite artwork that is aesthetically pleasing but also thought-provoking to viewers. The Breakfast is one of his most celebrated works and has come to represent modern art in the context of Cubism on an international level.

The Bottle Of Banyuls is another iconic oil painting by Juan Gris that was created in 1914. This work prominently features a bottle at its center and gives viewers an insight into the artist’s interpretation of everyday objects through Cubism. It forms part of numerous collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, which displays this work alongside two other pieces by Gris from 1915 – The Lobster and The Glass Of Beer And Playing Cards On A Table Top.

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