Still lifes

At his second one-man show at Léonce Rosenberg's Galerie l'Effort Moderne in 1919, Braque presented a series of still lifes which he continued to work on over the following decade. These works build on Synthetic Cubism, returning to the motley compositions of solid colors but now stretching them into elongated forms. Often centered on recurring motifs, such as guéridons, fireplaces, or fruit dishes (echoing his admired Cézanne), these works achieve a harmonious blend of form, color, and material.