Violin and Pitcher (1910) by Georges Braque

Violin and Pitcher - Georges Braque - 1910

Artwork Information

TitleViolin and Pitcher
ArtistGeorges Braque
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions46 x 28 3/4 in. (117 x 73 cm.)
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationKunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Location Created France

About Violin and Pitcher

The artwork “Violin and Pitcher” is a distinguished piece by the artist Georges Braque, completed in the year 1910. This oil on canvas masterpiece is an epitome of the Analytical Cubism movement and is classified within the genre of still life. The dimensions of the artwork are 46 x 28 3/4 inches (117 x 73 cm). Currently housed at the Kunstmuseum Basel in Basel, Switzerland, this work of art was created in France.

In the artwork, one can observe the distinctive characteristics of Analytical Cubism, which include the fragmentation of objects into geometric forms and a monochromatic color palette. The painting depicts a violin, a pitcher, and various other shapes and forms that seem to interpenetrate and overlap, creating a complex network of planes and angles. The objects are broken down and reassembled in an abstracted form, encouraging viewers to consider the interplay of shapes and positive and negative space, rather than seeking a realistic representation. The composition offers multiple perspectives simultaneously, prompting an intellectual engagement with the representation of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.

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