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Balustre et Crane

Georges Braque

Balustre et Crane

Georges Braque
  • Date: 1938
  • Style: Cubism, Expressionism
  • Genre: vanitas
  • Media: oil, canvas

Balustre et Crane predicts a series of still lifes Braque created called Vanitas, in which objects symbolize agony or mental misery. He painted skulls repeatedly following his return from war and during the onset of World War II. In these paintings, Balustre et Crane in particular, Braque uses a bright array of colors to represent emotional reactions to the political discomfort he felt about the war.

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