Elmyr de Hory

Homenaje a Braque

Date: Undated

Technique: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 81 x 116 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Reg. no.: 548

Not on display

Contemplating this work by Elmyr de Hory, Homenaje a Braque, initially makes spectators think they are before a painting by Georges Braque, the maximum exponent of Cubism, along with Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris. Because as well as being one of the great art forgers of history, Elmyr de Hory produced numerous pieces painted “in the manner of” the great artists, as in this case which, as the title indicates, is a tribute to Braque, a work painted in the style of the French artist. It is a still life, one of the genres present in the pictorial production of Georges Braque, formed by objects with geometric shapes which he transforms in such a way that they decompose to the point that they are hard to recognise. A bowl of fruit, accompanied by a bottle, a jug and a guitar are the objects that de Hory arranges on a table with a perspective concentrated in two planes, adapting to the Cubist formula.

Geometric shapes converted into typical still life objects that overlap with one another until it becomes difficult to distinguish where one begins and another ends. De Hory reproduces the work to perfection, capturing the essence and expressing on the canvas a composition that could be by the master himself. De Hory’s intention is to pay homage to these great masters of painting, an interpretation by the admiring artist who expresses himself in their style.


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