1907 marked the beginning of a great friendship but, above all, it marked the birth of Cubism, a new pictorial language presaged by Paul Cézanne’s formal innovations. Braque’s first Cubist works present a solid geometric fragmentation of objects and the pictorial space, as well as a departure from the single perspective which had dominated art up to that point, instead choosing to depict objects in their most essential forms from multiple vantage points.