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Michael Glover | Hyperallergic | 9th December 2021
This is well said. Braque is grossly undervalued. Outside a relatively small circle of largely academic admirers he is dismissed as a quietist, a dullard. A London show this year draws few visitors and little notice. Yet, in life, Braque was Picasso's rival and equal. With Picasso, Braque invented cubism. "If this were a Picasso show, half the world would have been made to sit up and notice" (1,070 words)
republished on Browser Classics | 1911
First in a new series where The Browser republishes classic essays that are worth your time. For artifacts, "monuments, languages, and arts which descend to us out of the past," we can "all concede their importance" even if their full merit is intelligible only to experts in that field. In fact, "all teaching is merely a way of acquainting the learner with the body of existing tradition" (7,758 words)
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