Georges Braque at Bernard Jacobson

Bernard Jacobson Gallery features one of the most important exhibitions of the season. The first solo-show of works by Georges Braque presented in London since Braque: The Late Works at the Royal Academy, nearly 25 years ago, The Poetry of Things brings together 17 stunning still-life paintings. The compositions were made between 1922 and the 1950s and have exceptional provenance. The exhibition is presented in the grand space of the gallery in St James.

Collaborating with Pablo Picasso, the Cubist language that Braque created remained with the artist throughout his career, and although he moved away from the movement, he would often continue return to Cubist views in his later works, as seen in Verre et compotier (1922), a still-life in which the artist incorporated lettering from the title page of a newspaper (Le Petit Journal).

By the 1960s, Braque was regarded internationally as one of the very greatest 20th Century artists, and in 1961 the first ever retrospective exhibition of a living artist was held at the Louvre, entitled L’Atelier de Braque. In 1963, André Malraux organised his state funeral in the courtyard of the museum, one of the highest honours, only granted to greatest leaders and artists of France.

The Poetry of Things, is presented until 23rd December and is a must-see.

Image: Nature morte: prunes (1925), Oil and sand on canvas