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Georges Braque, Still Life: Le Jour, 1929, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

Still Life: Le Jour, Braque (Verbal Description)

Braque famously worked alongside Pablo Picasso as the two developed the new style of cubism around 1910. This painting is typical of a later phase in Braque’s career, when he incorporated elements of cubism into still lifes and other subjects. In this work, the wood grain on the table, the design of the wallpaper in the background, and the text on the newspaper emphasize the interplay of pattern and texture.