Georges Braque and Félix Vallotton in Paris

At the Grand Palais in Paris for the Georges Braque retrospective. A wonderful exhibition covering the whole of his career from his brief involvement with the Fauves, through his invention of Cubism and its development alongside Pablo Picasso, his later collage works and his final landscapes.

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Braque (1882 – 1963) was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century and changed his style throughout his career. His greatest achievement was undoubtedly the development of Cubism together with Pablo Picasso.

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Georges Braque ‘Le port de La Ciotat’ (1907)

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Georges Braque ‘Grand nu’ (1907 – 8)

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Georges Braque ‘Femme à la guitare’ (1913)

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Georges Braque ‘Atelier VIII’ (1954 – 55)

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Georges Braque ‘L’oiseau noir et l’oiseau blanc’ (1960)

A real bonus was that also at the Grand Palais was an exhibition of the Nabis artist Félix Vallotton (1865 – 1925) – an excellent opportunity to see works from throughout his career.

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Félix Vallotton ‘Self Portrait’ (1885)

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Félix Vallotton ‘Le Bain turc’ (1907)

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Félix Vallotton ‘Le Chapeau violet’ (1907)

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Félix Vallotton ‘Orphée dépecé par les Ménades’ (1914)

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