Woman with a Mandolin
The cubist painting Woman with a Mandolin by Georges Braque in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Braque was Picasso’s partner in developing Cubism while they lived together in Paris. The movement changed the art world forever. Yes, there is a form in the picture. Yes, it is a woman with a mandolin. Yes, it’s okay if you can’t see it well. It’s painted with basic shapes, in muted tones, with multiple perspectives of the same object from different angles. In other words, it’s painted so you can see some of the front, side, and back of the woman all at once. For more information see below.