This definitive retrospective of the career of Georges Braque (1882–1963) presents 75 significant works of art. The selections range from the artist's early, bold Fauvist paintings to the radical Cubist compositions that shaped the course of Modern art to the lyrical still lifes and landscape abstractions of his later years. One of the most influential painters of the 20th century, Braque invented Cubism with his friend and collaborator, Pablo Picasso. This exhibition explores Braque's unique achievement and reveals his genius to new audiences. It is the first comprehensive museum survey of Braque's work seen in the United States in 25 years.
Organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the French artist's death, the exhibition draws on the deep collections of Braque's work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, with additional loans gathered from public and private collections across Europe and the United States. Works from the MFAH collections are also included.
On view through May 11, 2014.