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The Shower

Georges Braque ( 1952 )

On View

Collection item 0218
  • Location Goh Annex (1612) - Display, Gallery 204
  • Period Twentieth-Century
  • Materials Oil on canvas
  • Object Number 0218
  • Dimensions 13 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.; 34.925 x 54.61 cm.
  • Credit Line Acquired 1953; © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

As one of the original members of the Fauve movement, Georges Braque began his career painting color-filled landscapes, which he then abandoned to pursue the more conceptual goals of Cubism. In the 1950s, perhaps under the influence of his friend and fellow artist Nicolas de Staël, Braque discovered that he could imbue landscape painting with interesting tactile qualities. Braque’s rough brushwork and application of thin and thick paint patches gives this scene a physicality.