• 12-JUN-2014

  • SOURCE: Guggenheim Bilbao

New video available: Georges Braque at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the artist's death, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is pleased to present Georges Braque, the most ambitious retrospective held in Spain to date of the work of Georges Braque (1882–1963), one of the most prominent figures on the early 20thcentury avant-garde scene. This chronological overview covers every period of his artistic career, from his early Fauvist phase to his final series dedicated to studios, birds, and the landscapes of Varengeville.

Thanks to generous loans from the Centre Georges Pompidou and other major international public and private collections, the show features nearly 250 pieces, including some of thegreatest masterpieces by a man who, along with Picasso, laid the foundations of Cubism and invented the papiers collés or "pasted papers" collage technique. The exhibition, made possible by the remarkable sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, also takes a closer look at his still lifes (with their repeated use of the guéridon and fruit bowl motifs), his Canéphores , his postwar billiard tables, and the studios and birds produced towards the end of his life, which amplify and sum up his artistic research

Exhibition dates: June 13 – September 21, 2014

•Curated by: Brigitte Leal, Deputy Director of the Centre national d'art moderne,Centre Pompidou

•An exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Réunion des MuséesNationaux - Grand Palais in collaboration with the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

•Sponsored by Fundación BBVA