This is the cover of the Prestel-published catalogue for the exhibition "Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945," which is at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in Saint Louis. The show is up through April 21. It offers the first detailed look at Braque’s still-life painting in the years leading up to and through World War II, a period during which questions of painting and daily life were inextricably wrapped up in politics and resistance.
The catalogue includes essays by the Kemper’s Karen Butler, the Phillips Collection’s Renee Maurer (who helped organize the show), German art historian Uwe Fleckner, a team of conservators led by the Phillips’ Patricia Favero, as well as by Braque’s contemporaries and friends Jean Paulhan and Carl Einstein.
The lead guest on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast is exhibition curator Karen Butler.