George Braque @ Acquavella gallery

The Acquavella Galleries’ splendid Georges Braque exhibition is a 42-gun salute to this pioneering French Modernist. The first large Braque survey to be staged in New York in more than 20 years, it musters a vigorous if compressed account of more than five decades of art making, with 42 paintings and collages, almost all top-notch. More than half have been borrowed from American and European museums; the rest come from private collections and in several cases have not been on public display in quite some time.

Organized by Dieter Buchhart, an Austrian critic, art historian and independent curator, the Acquavella show rarely lets down its guard. In nearly every effort Braque is at his most elaborate and ambitious, from his slightly over-heated Fauvist efforts of 1906-7 to his opulent still lifes of the 1930s and ’40s and his crowded and shadowy studio interiors of the 1950s. In the show’s middle portion, of course, we see Braque the Cubist.

says the new york times review

Acquavella Galleries located at 18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075-0188  (212) 734-6300

an interesting web page here GEORGES BRAQUE his quotes on painting, collage art, still life and portrait by the Cubist painter artist Braque who started Cubism with Picasso in Paris; + biography facts



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