george braque cubist
As Braque moved along in the Cubist movement, he kept an art studio in Montmartre, but he also rotated in going many other places for experience. After marrying in 1912 to Marcelle Lapre, Braque resided near Avignon (Braque). He decided to join the army as a sergeant once World War I began and was commended for his bravery. Braque suffered from a severe head injury in 1915 and spent a while in hospitals and institutions. In his stay, Braque recorded broken ideas and sayings that were ultimately collected by Braque’s friend and poet Pierre Reverdy and published as “Thoughts and Reflections on Painting.”
Georges Braque – A Focus on Cubism by Pamela L. Tucker
Early on in his art career, much of the style which he focused on was that of impressionism, the 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists, main Impressionists and post-impressionists include Cezanne, Monet, and van Gogh. A distinctive feature of his works during that period was not only a unique decorative beauty but also much more vivid than that of other artists, constructiveness of the composition. Unlike other fauvist painters, Braque paid attention not only to the position of the color elements on the plane of the picture but also to building space. Even at that time, he was inspired by Cezanne more, than by Van Gogh.
During WWII, and following this period, the works which Georges Braque created, took yet another turn, and focused on darker, more somber pieces. Darker colors and dark scenes were much of what he painted. Following the war he focused on painting lighter subjects, he painted images of birds, landscapes of land, and he did many pieces which focused around the sea. During this period, he focused on more than just painting; Georges Braque also crafted many lithographs, sculptures, and he even did work on stained glass windows and creative design styles.
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In late 1907, two events occurred that prompted Braque to change course radically: the retrospective exhibition for the late Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) at the Autumn Salon – where he saw works like The Large Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) – and his meeting with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), whose radical painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1906-7, MoMA, New York) affected him profoundly. The large Nu Debout (Standing Nude) (1907, Paris, private collection) which he painted that winter shows this double influence and also, perhaps, that of African art. During the following summer he painted a series of landscapes at L’Estaque, in which the colour was simplified and in which perspective and design were reduced to a few compact geometric forms – the cubes that the art critic Louis Vauxcelles remarked upon when the paintings were exhibited at Kahnweiler’s gallery in November 1908 (Houses at L’Estaque 1908, Kunstmuseum, Berne).
One of his most famous works of that period – the painting called “Houses at L’Estaque”. A concrete motif here is turned into some sort of a model of the universe. What we actually see in this painting, is not a view of a city, but the image of the world of creation.
Georges Braque (1882-1963) was a renowned French painter, sculptor, graphic artist, decorator. Together with a legendary cubist, colleague, and friend Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the founders of an unusual but extremely captivating cubism art movement.
He continued to work during the remainder of his life, producing a considerable number of paintings, graphics, and sculptures. Braque, along with Matisse, is credited for introducing Pablo Picasso to Fernand Mourlot, and most of the lithographs and book illustrations he himself created during the 1940s and ’50s were produced at the Mourlot Studios. In 1962 Braque worked with master printmaker Aldo Crommelynck to create his series of etchings and aquatints titled L’Ordre des Oiseaux (The Order of Birds),  which was accompanied by the poet Saint-John Perse’s text. 
Braque died on 31 August 1963 in Paris. He is buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Valery in Varengeville-sur-Mer, Normandy whose windows he designed. Braque‘s work is in most major museums throughout the world.