2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Picasso and Braque: A One-Sided Friendship
Rebecca C. Lawder
Dr. Julia DeLancey and Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentors

Pablo Picassos relationship with fellow painter Georges Braque exemplifies the theory that the bohemian culture of Montmartre and Montparnasse facilitated the collaborative relationships that Picasso ultimately relied upon to earn his enduring fame. As Picasso thrived in avant-garde Paris, it was typical of him to utilize the support of other artists and writers without reciprocating that support. Fostered in the bohemian society of early-twentieth century Paris, the friendship between the two artists profoundly altered Picassos career as a pioneer of Modernism, as from 1908 until 1914, the two artists developed the monumental movement Cubism. This paper will explore the nature of the close companionship Picasso and Braque shared and demonstrate the ways in which Picassos dependency on Braque for intellectual, artistic, and emotional support lead to his success as a Modern master.

Keywords: Picasso, Braque, Cubism, Paris, Montmartre, Montparnasse, Avant-garde, Twentieth-Century

Topic(s):Art - Art History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 106-4
Location: OP 2210
Time: 8:45

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