The world collection of canvases dedicated to such a genius invention for movement and familiar to most people since childhood, like a bicycle, is not so great. Among these rare specimens is a still life of Georges Braque, which has the appropriate name – “My Bike”.
The French artist created another magnificent oil painting in 1941. It was already a mature, well-formed period of creative life. Having worked fruitfully in the direction of Fauvism, and then having gone over to the representatives of Cubism, Marriage selflessly plunges into the newly formed Expressionism.
What do we see, looking at the “Bicycle” Braque? Noticeably distinguishes the picture presented from the others; the presence of several straight-cut frames around the perimeter.
Bright purple frame on the canvas is bordered with wide strips of color of fresh green foliage. The paints used like an echo are repeated in the still-life itself, which gives the depicted special harmony.
The two-wheeled car is shown fragmentary. Some of its details are masked by green and yellow foliage painted by the painter with chaotic careless movements of the brush.
Work can not be called static. Quickly, energetically applied brushstrokes create the effect of heavy traffic. Looking at the work of the artist, an alarming feeling is born, as when contemplating dangerous traffic.
The dynamics of the rear wheel in a white frame are clearly visible. Against the background, a key in a deadbolt is noticeable, and consciousness draws an image of a locked door. From carefully worked out details there are fragments of textured bark of trees.
As a masterpiece of expressionism, the Marriage canvas with various artistic means creates emotions from the sensation of movement, speed.
Created in France, “My Bike” is now in its capital – in the museum of unique and bold modern art.