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!
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.
Great news as our Village Art Group of five artists here in the little village of Colaton Raleigh have been short-listed for the prize of a show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK. This predigest award winning venue this gives us the opportunity to really show what the world has been missing!
The theme we have been asked to submit on is ‘Botanical’ so I hope you like our entry.
Please, if you are in the Exeter area then vote for ‘Village Art’ offline in the Express & Echo this month. Many thanks from all of us here in deepest darkest Devon!