A French sculptor, painter associated with Fauvism (use of bright colors to represent emotional responses) and Cubismthe (avant-garde artistic movement of the 20th century). Braque was a close colleague of Pablo Picasso’s. Braque worked in interior decorating and design. One of his more well-known pieces is Blue Guitar (1943).
His style consists of use of bright color, texture-ized surfaces, and an emphasis on structure. Braques views fragmentation of a subject as a means of more deeply understanding that subject, which is
a postmodern notion. This is the notion behind Cubism-- breaking a concept into snall components.
Wallace Stevens Connections:Edit
The idea of fragmentation and Cubism can be seen throughout
Stevens's poetry, in particular "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Cubism displays the notions of fragmentation through artistic representation. According to John Serio, Stevens read some of his poems in a salon-like setting with Harvard alumn Walter Arensberg, who collected art by artists such as Picasso, Braque, Derain, Rousseau, Matisse, Cezanne, and Duchamp, to name a few.
- Georges_Braque_and_the_Cubist_Still_Life_1928-1945 (Youtube video)