Would you believe that there has been just one career-length survey of Georges Braque’s work in the United States since 1950? On February 13 — a week from today — the Museum of Fine Arts Houston opens "Georges Braque: A Retrospective," which will feature 75 works from throughout Braque’s career. The exhibition debuted at the Grand Palais in Paris.
The exhibition will Braque’s first great fauve painting, Le Canal Saint-Martin (Saint-Martin Canal) (1906). On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Alison de Lima Greene talks about the MFAH’s Braque presentation, and why Braque remained interested in the painter-and-model subject for so long.
de Lima Green is the MFAH’s curator of contemporary art and special projects. Among the exhibitions she has organized are “Czech Modernism: 1900-1945,” “Twentieth-Century American Sculpture at the White House,” and “Kenneth Noland: The Nature of Color.”
See more images of art discussed on this week’s program.