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Still Life with Musical Instruments, 1918

Georges Braque

French, 1882-1963
Oil on canvas
25-1/2 x 36-1/4 in. (64.8 x 92.1 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
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After his return from military service in 1917, Georges Braque devised his own freer, more decorative application of the Cubist idiom. Here the red polka dots, playful wood graining and musical notes scratched into the surface move Braque from the intellectual vision of his earlier paintings to a more tactile, sensuous experience. Appropriately, this delightful composition was formerly in the collection of dancer and choreographer Léonide Massine.

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