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Georges Braque
"Braque Graveur," an Original Lithograph Poster signed Georges Braque

1953

$6,500

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"Braque Graveur" is an original color lithograph poster signed with initials by the artist Georges Braque. It depicts a moth or butterfly landed on a black abstract form. There are blue and reddish-brown abstract shapes as well, and it is all on a yellow background. The text in the bottom left corner details information for an exhibition. 26 1/2" x 18" art 38 3/4" x 30 1/4" frame Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1906, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Braque's earliest works were impressionistic, but after seeing the work exhibited by the artistic group known as the "Fauves" (Beasts) in 1905, he adopted a Fauvist style. The Fauves, a group that included Henri Matisse and André Derain among others, used brilliant colors to represent emotional response. Braque worked most closely with the artists Raoul Dufy and Othon Friesz to develop a somewhat more subdued Fauvist style. In May 1907, he successfully exhibited works of the Fauve style in the Salon des Indépendants. The same year, Braque's style began a slow evolution as he became influenced by Paul Cézanne who had died in 1906 and whose works were exhibited in Paris for the first time in a large-scale, museum-like retrospective in September 1907. The 1907 Cézanne retrospective at the Salon d'Automne greatly affected the avant-gardeartists of Paris, resulting in the advent of Cubism. Braque's paintings of 1908–1912 reflected his new interest in geometry and simultaneous perspective. He conducted an intense study of the effects of light and perspective and the technical means that painters use to represent these effects, seeming to question the most standard of artistic conventions. In his village scenes, for example, Braque frequently reduced an architectural structure to a geometric form approximating a cube, yet rendered its shading so that it looked both flat and three-dimensional by fragmenting the image. He showed this in the painting Houses at l'Estaque Beginning in 1909, Braque began to work closely with Pablo Picasso who had been developing a similar proto-Cubist style of painting. At the time, Pablo Picasso was influenced by Gauguin, Cézanne, African masks and Iberian sculpturewhile Braque was interested mainly in developing Cézanne's ideas of multiple perspectives. “Picasso celebrates animation, while Braque celebrates contemplation. Later, these artists experimented with collage and papier colle. Braque believed that an artist experienced beauty "… in terms of volume, of line, of mass, of weight, and through that beauty [he] interpret[s] [his] subjective impression...” He described "objects shattered into fragments… [as] a way of getting closest to the object…Fragmentation helped me to establish space and movement in space”. He adopted a monochromatic and neutral color palette in the belief that such a palette would emphasize the subject matter.

Details

  • Creator
    Georges Braque (1882 - 1963, French)
  • Creation Year
    1953
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.75 in. (98.43 cm)Width: 30.25 in. (76.84 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
    Synthetic Cubist
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10610g1stDibs: LU60532043233

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