Sunday, 26 October 2008

Braque on objects

Braque, Still life with purple plums, 1935

"Objects don't exist for me except in so far as a rapport exists between them, and between them and myself. When one attains this harmony, one reaches a sort of intellectual non-existence— what I can only describe as a state of peace— which makes everything possible and right. Life then becomes a perpetual revelation."

'Metamorphosis and Mystery', based on John Richardson's conversations with Georges Braque, in Georges Braque: An American Tribute, Edited by John Richardson, Public Education Association, NY, 1964. Originally “The Power and Mystery of Georges Braque,” Observer (London), December 1, 1957