Georges Braque’s early creation was originally inspired by Henri Matisse, the Fauvist artist with the emphasis on bold usage of colors and vivid colors. Braque exhibited his Fauvist paintings at the Salon des Independants with Henri Matisse in 1906. The following year, when Braque visited Pablo Picasso’s studio and saw the avant garde painting technique implemented on the painting of “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.” Braque was fascinated by it. Soon afterwards, Braque and Picasso forged an intimate friendship, then discuss with each other over the works of the counterparts. They work in collaboration and for med the revolutionary art movement of Cubism.
Both the grandfather and the father of Braque worked as a house painter and decorator for contractors, Braque was trained to become a house painter. He continued to explore innovative techniques such as mixing the use of dust, sands then pasted on paper, in which he called papier colles.