Georges BraqueORDER AND EMOTION29 June - 28 September 2003

An exhibition of the works by the great French painter, sculptor and engraver Georges Braque (1882-1963), entitled Georges Braque: Order and Emotion - co-founder of Cubism together with Picasso - was presented for the first time in Greece. The Andros exhibition will present major works from almost the entire wide range of Braque's œuvre.

The French artist worked around certain main themes that preoccupied him in every medium he employed (oil paintings, works on paper, sculptures, prints and ceramics): still lifes, birds, musical instruments, interiors and ancient Greece. It is to be hoped that the visitor of the exhibition and the reader of its catalogue will be initiated into the calm and essential force of Braque's art; an artist who never indulged in self-contentment but, through hard work and a solitary artistic course, always searched for new solutions and answers to his artistic quest.

The works of the exhibition Georges Braque: Order and Emotion were generously lent by the Maeght family (France), the Musee National d'Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musee Picasso in Paris, the Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie in Geneva, the Galerie Beyeler in Basle, and also by European collectors who wish to remain anonymous. A total of approximately 150 works (oil paintings, works on paper, sculptures, prints and ceramics) by the great French artist were presented.

A particularly meticulous and informative catalogue of excellent design and printing quality, accompanied the exhibition with essays by K.Koutsomallis, I. Monod-Fontaine, M. Enrici and F. Cadouot-Michou. It also includes a detailed chronology of the artist's life and work, as well as a selective bibliography.

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