Guitar and Still Life on a Mantelpiece

Georges Braque French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 681

In this tall composition, a guitar, bottle, grapes, pears, and a musical score are placed upon a green marbleized fireplace. The work is characteristic of Braque's conservative mood after the heady years of Cubism and belongs to a series of paintings with musical subtitles such as Valse (Waltz), Java (Popular Dance), Quatuor (Quartet), and Duo, as seen here.

Guitar and Still Life on a Mantelpiece, Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris), Oil with sand on canvas

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