Georges Braque: A Life

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Penguin Adult, Mar 29, 2007 - Art - 440 pages
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Three men made art modern: Henry Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. And yet while Picasso and Matisse have been justly celebrated, Braque has remained eclipsed and elusive, rarely recognised fully for his contribution not only to twentieth-century art but also how we see the world. Alex Danchev s scintillating biography of Braque the first draws the painter out of the shadows cast by his peers and shows how Braque s heroic and multi-faceted life helped inform and create the greatest revolution in art since the Renaissance.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An enthusiastic appraisal of the French painter's work, but a less compelling account of his life.Early in his career, Braque (1882-1963) followed Matisse, the undisputed leader of the Fauves. Shortly ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Alex Danchev is the author of a number of highly-acclaimed biographies, including The Alchemist of War: The Life of Basil Liddell Hart and Oliver Franks: Founding Father. He is Professor of International Relations at Nottingham University.

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