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House behind Trees

Artist:
Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)
Date:
1906–7
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (37.5 x 46 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.159
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 962
In 1906–7, inspired by his first encounter with Fauvism at the 1905 Salon d’Automne, Braque experimented briefly with this novel technique. Here he uses Fauvism’s sharp, bright colors, broad dark outlines, flattened space, and untouched primed ground. At this time, Braque was painting in the south of France, particularly in the fishing villages of La Ciotat and l’Estaque. L’Estaque was also a favorite destination for Paul Cézanne.
Signature: Signed (lower right): G. Braque
Purchased from an undocumented source in Paris, by Robert Lehman, New York, May/June 1949.
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