Bottle, Glass, and Pipe (Violette de Parme)

Georges Braque French

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Braque used a wallpaper simulating limewashed oak to represent the table and another pattern to imitate the paneling typical of dining rooms. The latter is laid on top of the other pasted fragments but, paradoxically, represents the wall behind the table. To integrate it into his composition, Braque extended its molding on the left with a hand-drawn replica. The clay pipe appears to be a pasted-on cutout but was in fact cut from the newspaper on which it seems to lie. Violette de Parme (Parma violet), advertised in bold type at the bottom of the other news clipping, was a prized perfume for women. Facing the pipe, it promises a floral antidote to the pungent smell of tobacco.

Bottle, Glass, and Pipe (Violette de Parme), Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris), Cut-and-pasted newspaper, painted paper and wallpaper, charcoal, graphite, and gouache on paperboard

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