L'œuvre Grand Nu - Centre Pompidou

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Grand Nu

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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)

Grand Nu

hiver 1907 - juin 1908

Sous verre

140 x 100 cm

Inscriptions :G Braque

Dation Alex Maguy-Glass, 2002

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2002-127

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Georges Braque’s Grand Nu [Large Nude] marks a key stage in the birth of Cubism, whose chief sources and preoccupations all figure here. From the late Cézanne, Braque takes the solidity of the forms, forcefully outlined in black, and the restricted palette with its suggestion of sculpture. From so-called “primitive” art he takes the geometrization of volumes that turns the face into an inexpressive mask. And following his encounter with Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in Picasso’s studio in late 1907, Braque begins to experiment with the multiplication of points of view characteristic of the Cubi...

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