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Maisons à l'Estaque

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Maisons à l'Estaque
painting of woman enjoying painting by George Braque

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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Maisons à l'Estaque or Houses at l'Estaque is a 1908 oil painting by Cubist painter Georges Braque. L'Estaque is a fisherman’s village in the surroundings of Marseille well-known for its fabulous landscapes celebrated by Paul Cézanne.

Houses At L'Estaque is considered to be the very first Cubist landscape. In this painting, the artistic rendering and structure of composition is more important than transcribing a feeling of reality. The landscape is reduced to its essential, patterned by various scattered shapes and the limited use of color.

The painting prompted art critic Louis Vauxcelles to mock it as being composed of cubes which led to the name of the movement Cubism..

I create small studies like Maisons à l'Estaque in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma