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Houses at Estaque

Georges Braque

Houses at Estaque

Georges Braque
  • Date: 1908; France 
  • Style: Analytical Cubism
  • Genre: cityscape
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: houses-and-buildings
  • Dimensions: 73 x 60 cm
  • Order Oil Painting

Braque's paintings made over the summer of 1908 at l'Estaque are considered the first Cubist paintings. After being rejected by the Salon d'Automne, they were fortunately exhibited that fall at Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler's Paris gallery. These simple landscape paintings showed Braque's determination to break imagery into dissected parts. The brown and green palette here also predicts a palette that Braque employed in many paintings to come.

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