Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • How is this still life similar to or different from other still life paintings that you have seen?

  • This painting is an example of Cubsim, a type of art that shows objects from multiple points of view at one time. Can you see any bottles and glasses in this painting? What do you see that suggests these objects?

  • A few months after creating this painting, Braque began working with paper collage. Do you see any elements of collage in this painting? Where? What collaged materials can you identify?

  • Georges Braque is quoted as saying, "Colour could give rise to sensations which would interfere with our conception of space." How do you think this statement applies to his Still Life with Bottles and Glasses? How would it be different if it was painted with bright colors?