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Houses at Estaque

Georges Braque

Houses at Estaque

Georges Braque
  • Original Title: Maisons à l'Estaque
  • Date: 1908; France  
  • Style: Analytical Cubism
  • Genre: cityscape
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Dimensions: 73 x 60 cm
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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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