Violin and Musical Score (c.1910; France) by Georges Braque

Violin and Musical Score - Georges Braque - c.1910; France

Artwork Information

TitleViolin and Musical Score
ArtistGeorges Braque
Datec.1910; France
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationModerna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

About Violin and Musical Score

The artwork entitled “Violin and Musical Score” is a creation by Georges Braque, dated around 1910. Executed in oil on canvas, this piece exemplifies the Cubist art movement. Measuring 54 by 65 centimeters, Braque’s work falls within the still life genre. Currently, it is housed at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.

In “Violin and Musical Score,” Braque deconstructs and reassembles the shapes of a violin and the written score, blending them into an interlocking series of geometric forms and planes. The color palette is relatively muted, favoring browns, grays, and subtle tones that contribute to the harmonious and fragmented composition, characteristic of Cubism. The artwork challenges traditional perspective, inviting the viewer to interpret the scattered elements of the violin and the musical score as they fuse into a single, unified visual experience. The round canvas adds an unusual aspect to the piece, further distinguishing it within the canon of still life paintings.

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