The French Artist Georges Braque was born on the 13th May 1882. He worked in many media and styles including but is often best remembered for the development of Cubism alongside Picasso around 1911. Prior to painting in the Cubist style he worked in the ‘Fauvist’ manner of Derain and Matisse and in 1907 he successfully exhibited works of in the Salon des Indépendants.
It was in 1907 that his style became influenced by Paul Cezanne, who had died the year before, after visiting his major retrospective at the Salon d’Automne. It was this show that greatly affected Braque, and others, and ultimately resulted in the advent of Cubism.
This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.
If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday? A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!
Bertalan Székely was a Hungarian history and portrait painter who worked in the Romantic and Academic styles and was born today, 8th May. He mostly painted portraits and female figures, then turned to landscapes. He also created decorative murals. Were you born on this day? If not see which artist was?
The land belongs to the tiller. Any hand that moves earth drives a perpetual spiritual companion. Through action with nature one has an honest relationship. A to-and-fro that nourishes each. To own above this is a power that leads to a material death.
Some much Art I see in galleries is Tamely Framed. All energy is lost and the fight has moved from aesthetics to money. From the gallery to the work all is lost in simple transactions. Do not give in to your being tamed in this way. Let it be free. Let it soar as you intended.
Divine Devon Art is from an indigenous culture and from modern peasants or other laboring peoples. In contrast to’Art’ folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative and majorly aesthetic.Devon Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are defied.