Violin

early 1914
(French, 1882–1963)
Unframed: 71.8 x 51.8 cm (28 1/4 x 20 3/8 in.)
© Artists Right Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Georges Braque glued an entire page from the newspaper Le Journal on the reverse side of this drawing.

Description

This drawing belongs to a series that Georges Braque made with papier collé, a technique he invented in 1912 that featured collaged elements made from inexpensive wood-patterned wallpaper. Around the same time, Braque's frequent collaborator, Pablo Picasso, was also experimenting with collage, and the two worked closely together until World War I interfered in 1914. Here, Braque represented a violin and glass on a table supported by a single wooden leg. The violin is defined with lines of charcoal, a newspaper fragment, a piece of paper with wood grain, and a strip of decorative patterned paper. Using this combination of materials, Braque placed his subject in a complex space of intersecting planes that defies the logic of representation.
Violin

Violin

early 1914

Georges Braque

(French, 1882–1963)
France, 20th century

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