Saturday, September 12, 2015

Houses at L'Estaque - Braque

We just learned about the famous work of art Farewell by August Macke.

Another famous work of art is the painting Houses at l'Estaque by French painter Georges Braque.

This was a painting of some houses in the French town of L'Estaque.
Looking at the painting, it may be hard to tell what the shapes are, because it looks like cubes, triangles and lines.
When one of the art critics saw Braque's painting, he said it looked like little cubes, and because of that this type of art was nicknamed Cubism.

Braque was very famous for helping start the Cubism movement, along with Pablo Picasso.

(from: wikipedia - houses at l'estaque)

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