Houses at l'Estaque

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Houses at l'Estaque
Artist Georges Braque
Year 1908
Type oil on canvas
Dimensions 73 cm × 60 cm (28.75 in × 23.5 in)
Location Museum of Fine Arts Berne

Houses at l'Estaque (French: Maisons à l'Estaque) is a 1908 oil painting by Georges Braque. It is considered either an important pre-cubist landscape[1] or the first Cubist landscape.[2] The painting prompted art critic Louis Vauxcelles to mock it as being composed of cubes which led to the name of the movement.[3]

It is a response to works by Paul Cézanne who also lived in L'Estaque at times.[4]

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  1. ^ Ganteführer-Trier, Anne; Grosenick, Uta (2004). Cubism Taschen 9783822829585
  2. ^ Kuiper, Kathleen (2009). The Britannica Guide to Theories and Ideas That Changed the Modern World. The Rosen Publishing Group, ISBN 9781615300631
  3. ^ Chilvers, Ian; Glaves-Smith, John (2009). A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199239658
  4. ^ Green, Christopher (2003). Art in France, 1900-1940. Yale University Press, ISBN 9780300099089

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