Two of the landscapes are “corner reliefs.”
Traditionally, corners are decorated only in churches, usually with
figures of saints. The idea of having a sculpture encompass a corner
and project into a living space is innovative if not unique. Braque
painted the “Castille de Roche Guyon” four times in
the summer of 1909. The first painting was quite realistic. He progressively
moved towards cubist abstraction. Roche Guyon I was inspired
by the second painting and Roche Guyon II by the fourth.