While both the violin and the paint palette are discernible in the painting, they are broken up into shards, facets and squares along with other angular shapes.
There is even a sheet of music visible between the violin and the palette. They are presented in monochromatic, muted colours, which is quite characteristic of the movement.
It is like a still life, but in abstract form. This painting is drastically different than Braque's early work both in style and colour.
Braque is known for saying how he could get closer to the objects he was painting by representing them in fragmented forms.
He clearly felt that Cubism allowed him to express himself better than his earlier style of Fauvism. This goes to show how artists can find success and themselves through various forms.
Violin and Palette is currently held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, USA.
Georges Braque was a renown French painter in the 20th-century from Argenteuil, France. He trained as a house painter and decorator like his father, but also studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre.
He started painting works as part of the Impressionist and Fauvism movements. However, he later went on to create pieces of art as part of the Cubism style.
He worked very closely with Pablo Picasso to helm the movement while living in the Montmartre area of Paris, France. The main aspect of Cubism is abstraction.
The Cubism artists break up everyday objects and reassemble them into abstract forms with various viewpoints and pieces to represent the object as larger than it is.
These techniques allow the artist to play with light as well. This revolutionary movement paved the way for more art movements, including Abstract art and Purism.