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Le viaduc à L'Estaque

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

Le viaduc à L'Estaque

[début 1908]

Huile sur toile

72,5 x 59 cm

Paris

Dation, 1984

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1984-353

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

In 1907, after seeing the Cézanne exhibition in Paris, Georges Braque painted a series of landscapes at L’Estaque, one being a first version of the viaduct. In 1908, in Paris, he painted from memory another, shown here, focussed on the geometrical forms of the architecture. This testifies to a new and radically reduced vision of landscape. Among the earliest landmarks in the emergence of Cubism, Le Viaduc à l’Estaque was shown at the Kahnweiler gallery in Paris in the autumn of 1908. In the accompanying catalogue, Apollinaire wrote of Braque that “His mind has purposely brought about the tw...

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