Georges Braque
The Castle: La Roche Guyon. 1909

This landscape was painted from a cliff next to the castle. In the summer of 1909 Braque produced a series of canvases here, depicting the architectural and natural motifs which caught his eye on canvases of different format. The space in the picture is constructed on geometrical Cubist devices and recedes from concrete natural observation into a world of pure plasticity.