b. 1882
- d. 1963
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 2.199.233
Record Sale
$USD 15.845.000
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Georges Braque’s early works were influenced by Impressionism and Fauvism, featuring vibrant colors and dynamic brushwork. However, it was his encounter with Picasso and their subsequent collaboration that would lead to the birth of Cubism in the early 20th century. In 1907, Braque began experimenting with fragmentation and the representation of objects from multiple viewpoints, a style that would become known as Analytic Cubism.

Together with Picasso, he shattered conventional artistic norms by deconstructing forms and space, exploring the complex relationships between objects and their surroundings. Their collaboration reached its pinnacle during the early years of the movement. Braque’s art underwent further evolution during World War I. He incorporated more representational elements and explored tactile textures in his work. This phase, often referred to as Synthetic Cubism, included the introduction of collages, where he incorporated proper materials like newspapers and fabrics into his compositions.

Throughout his career, Braque’s subjects ranged from still life to landscapes, and he delved into various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and printmaking. He continued to innovate and adapt his style, drawing inspiration from nature, music, and his own personal experiences. In the later stages of his career, Braque’s work displayed a distinctive focus on the exploration of light and color. He created intricate compositions that combined elements of abstraction and representation, reflecting his ongoing curiosity and experimentation. Georges Braque’s artistic legacy is characterized by his role in co-founding Cubism and his profound influence on the development of modern art. His ability to reimagine the visual world and challenge established artistic conventions paved the way for subsequent generations of artists.


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Georges BRAQUE (1882-1963)
Paysage à la Ciotat (1907)

Lot # 23
51 x 62 cm
Hammer price: $ 14,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 15,845,000
Estimate: $ 10,000,000 – $ 15,000,000
07 may 2013
New York NY, United States.

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