Still Life with Pipe

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Artist: Georges Braque, French, 1882-1963
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Oil on canvas
9 5/8 x 13in (24.4 x 33cm)
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Mary and Sylvan Lang Collection
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With a grey and black pipe set on a table beside an abstracted plate of grapes, Still Life with Pipe illustrates Georges Braque's increasing interest in organic forms. He combined this pursuit with formal Cubist ideas of overlapping planes and multi-point perspective. The artist obsessively explored the genre of the still life from the late 1920s through World War II, investigating the nature of perception through the world of everyday objects. Here, the artist compresses a three-dimensional scene onto a two-dimensional surface, flattening the composition.
Georges Braque; Carl Einstein (b.1885, d.1940); 1934; plate LXXI
Georges Braque, 1882-1963: An American Tribute; John Richardson (b.1924, d.2019); 1964; no. 6 in "The Thirties"
Catalogue de L'oeuvre de Georges Braque; Nicole Mangin; 1959-1968; 54
The Sylvan and Mary Lang Collection: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Opening of the Sylvan and Mary Lang Galleries, March, 1973; 1973; no. 4
Early French Moderns: The Genesis of the Modern Era; 1982; pl. 54
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; 108
Signature & date
Signed l.r.: G Braque
Dated l.r.: 30
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