Lee Miller

Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, Vallaruris, 1954

About this artwork

Working alongside one another during the first two decades of the twentieth century, Braque and Picasso developed a revolutionary style of art making known as Cubism. Cubist artworks aim to show objects, people and places from many angles at once, giving the images a fragmented appearance. When Braque visited Picasso at his studio in an abandoned scent factory in Vallauris, the pottery-making town near Antibes, the two artists had not met for many years. Miller shows them chatting in the studio with Roland Penrose in the background.  

“Picasso brought out large sculptures he was working on. Shards and pot-handles put together by him became a baby in a push-cart. Playing with all manner of solutions, each position he tried brought a surprise, sometimes so outrageous that only a polite grin came from Braque, but even so that communication between the two inventors of cubism who had understood each other so thoroughly some half century before was still present.”

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, Vallaruris, 1954
  • date created:
    1954
  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 38.40 x 39.50 cm; image size: 25.20 x 25.40 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4995
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
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Lee Miller

Lee Miller