Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain US ← → Portuguese Georges Braque Original Title: Le Portugais Date: 1911; France * Style: Analytical Cubism Genre: portrait Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 81 x 116.8 cm Location: Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland Le Portugais marks an interesting point in the development of Braque’s paintings. In the top right hand corner, he stenciled the letters “D BAL” and under them, roman numerals. Although he had included numbers and letters into a still life in 1910, they were a representational element of the painting. In this piece, the letters and numbers are a purely compositional addition. Braque’s intentions at adding the letters are many, but mostly they are added to make the viewer aware of the canvas itself. In representational paintings, the canvas is there only as a surface to hold whatever image the painter desires. By adding numbers, out of context elements, and surface textures, the viewer becomes aware of the fact that the canvas can also hold outside elements, making the surface of the painting just as important as what is put on top of it. Georges Braque Famous works Landscape near Antwerp Georges Braque · 1906 Houses at Estaque Georges Braque · 1908 Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a Mantelpiece Georges Braque · 1911 Bottle and Fishes Georges Braque · 1910 - 1912 Violin and Pipe, 'Le Quotidien' Georges Braque · 1913 Fruit on a Tablecloth with a Fruitdish Georges Braque · 1925 The Bowl of Grapes Georges Braque · 1926 Woman with the easel Georges Braque · 1936 Balustre et Crane Georges Braque · 1938 View all 242 artworks Related Artworks Portrait of Ambroise Vollard Pablo Picasso William Uhde Pablo Picasso Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler Pablo Picasso The aficionado (The torero) Pablo Picasso Woman sitting in an armchair Pablo Picasso Woman and pears (Fernande) Pablo Picasso Harlequin leaning Pablo Picasso Catalan Woman Pablo Picasso Head of a man with hat Pablo Picasso Head Pablo Picasso Bust of woman with flowers Pablo Picasso Head of a man Pablo Picasso Head of a man Pablo Picasso Seated woman Pablo Picasso Portrait of Manuel Pallares Pablo Picasso Queen Isabella Pablo Picasso Head of a man Pablo Picasso Head of a man Pablo Picasso Farm woman Pablo Picasso Head Pablo Picasso 1 Load more Advertisement.