Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Canephore (Nude woman with basket of fruit)

Georges Braque's Nude woman with a basket of fruit is a 5'3 x 2'5 oil on canvas. The art work portrays a woman half nude sitting while holdiong a basket of fruit. What seems to be odd about this painting is the shape of the woman's body. Her face looks pretty refined with long hair like most women would, but her upper body looks very muscular and manly. She seems to have a woman's chest but her core is tight and packed with abdominal muscles. The artist uses very dark and dull colors like brown, black and dark blue. The artist may not have wanted to focus on usual appearances but wanted to based his paintings on a certain mood.

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