Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life (1928–1945) features 44 sumptuous canvases by the great French cubist master George Braque (1882–1963) from the tumultuous years leading up and through World War II, a time of great experimentation for the artist. The exhibition reveals insights into his creative process at a time when he used the motif of still life as a source of inspiration to synthesize cubist discoveries. In-depth technical analysis of several works uncovers details about Braque's meticulous use of materials and his interest in creating a tactile painted surface.
The fully illustrated 204-page exhibition catalog is published by The Phillips Collection and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, in collaboration with Delmonico Prestel. It includes essays by exhibition co-curators Renee Maurer of The Phillips Collection and Karen K. Butler of the Kemper Art Museum. Phillips Associate Conservator Patricia Favero co-authored a study of Braque's materials and process with Erin Mysak, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in conservation science at Harvard Art Museums, and Narayan Khandekar, senior conservation scientist at Harvard's Straus Center for Conservation. Hardcover, 240 pages