Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

The political recovery of France's right

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Germanwings Crash: Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Success for Sarkozy as France turns right

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France's chronic unemployment problem

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Mohamudu Buhari call for calm

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

Read more

#THE 51%

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

Read more

Culture

In pictures: rare Braque retrospective opens in Paris

© Adagp, Paris 2013

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-09-26

A retrospective of the French artist Georges Braque opened this week at the Grand Palais in Paris. The founding father of Cubism alongside Pablo Picasso, Braque was celebrated in the post-war period before passing into a period of relative obscurity.

It’s a 40-year first. Through January 6, 2014, the Grand Palais in Paris is featuring a huge retrospective of the work of Georges Braque (1882-1963), the inventor of collage, who along with Picasso developed the art style known as Cubism.

Boasting 240 of the artist’s paintings, the exposition, which opened its doors Wednesday, September 18, encompasses painter’s entire career.

From his Fauvist years through the Cubist collaboration with Picasso, his collages to his gigantic birds, Georges Braque dominated the pictorial history of the 20th Century.

Date created : 2013-09-20

  • ART

    Long lost Van Gogh painting of French oaks unveiled

    Read more

  • ART

    'Putin in underwear' artist flees to France

    Read more

  • FRANCE-PARIS

    Locals shrug, tourists revel in rosy image of Paris life

    Read more

COMMENT(S)