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A Pioneer of Modern Art Is Honored by the Terre des Arts Gallery

From 01 September 2014 to 31 October 2014

Georges Braque's final creative period.

Georges Braque will be forever remembered for his contributions to the Fauvism and Cubism movements at the turn of the 20th century. Braque's work from the early 1900s reveals strong similarities with that of Picasso, as the two were allies within the art world.

After having studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre, Braque relocated to Paris in order to be a decorator's apprentice. Soon after, he joined the Fauvists and began to create work in that style. Fostering friendships with Picasso, Apollinaire, Gris, Laurens, Léger, Satie, Reverdy, de Stael and many other famous artists and authors, Braque was at the forefront of some of the most important events in French cultural history.

The artist gained a reputation while he was still alive, decorating the ceiling of the Louvre. Today, he is known as one of the forefathers of cubism and of modern art in general. The French state even honored him with a national funeral at the time of his death, with the Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux giving the eulogy.

In honor of the innovative and masterful artist, the Terre des Arts gallery is running an exhibition entitled 'Georges Braque l’Artisan du Génie' ('Georges Braque, the Artisan of Genius') from September 1 until October 31, 2014. The exhibit focuses on Braque's fourth and final creative period, known as his 'Metamorphoses' period.