Georges Braque

La tasse (The Cup)

La tasse (The Cup) by Georges Braque

Artwork Detail

George Braque was a painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His close collaboration with Picasso resulted in a new movement that became known as Cubism. Rather than focusing on colour and light, Braque worked with a very shallow pictorial space and a subdued range of colour. La tasse is a superb example of this approach, breaking the painted surface of the canvas up into shards or fragments, rather like a jigsaw puzzle, which the viewer is invited to reconstruct.

La tasse (The Cup)
Georges Braque
Production date
oil on canvas
240 x 330 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Julian and Josie Robertson through the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, 2023
Accession no
Other ID
X2009/12/9 Former Exhibition Number
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International Art
Display status
On display

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