Why his work is considered to be an example of a development of Modernism
I think Braque’s work is considered to be an example of Modernism because he knew how to describe objects in his work into fragments. His art work had outstanding colours and textures with his personal style.
Why I think his work is considered to be an example of post modernism
I think his work is considered to be an example of post modernism because the style of his work had developed to a point where he didn’t use much paint and oil but instead used materials like newspaper prints, pieces of fabric this is noticed in his work of cubism were he used more collaged materials just like Pablo Picasso.
Work and context
Braque’s work created visual dynamics through balance, he used materials like oil paints and canvas and for his collage he used different types of paper and pieces of linoleum. He mostly worked with Pablo Picasso as they were living together while chasing their dreams of becoming famous artists. His work of the woman with a guitar, shows the brown is balanced by the brown on the rectangle this also comes back balancing on the dark area of the painting which is also balanced by the same colour in this way he showed visual dynamics.
Intentions and meaning of his work
Braque’s intentions were to create something new to the world through cubism. Research show that there was no strong meanings that viewers can use as symbols. “. However this means the work can elicit a more idiosyncratic response, for example the bright ochre’s and almost cluttered appearance could make the painting warm and inviting”.
How the work reflects on the period in which it was made
His work was made during the period of the world war one. The influence on the world war made him do paintings on the issues that were surrounding the environment because of the war. The war had a great impact on him and he started putting images of meaning concerning the war.
Woman with a guitar
This is a painting by Baraque which was painted in 1913 in the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris. He painted it on oil and charcol on canvas. It shows a woman holding a guitar.
Read more at Suite101: Cubism and Braque’s Woman With a Guitar http://www.suite101.com/content/cubism-and-braques-woman-with-a-guitar-a280516#ixzz14EPyorsl
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Cubism and Abstract Art, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1936.
John Cauman (2001). Inheriting Cubism: The Impact of Cubism on American Art, 1909-1936.