Georges Braque, ‘Galerie Berggruen.’, 1953, Print, Lithograph, William Weston Gallery Ltd.
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Georges Braque

Galerie Berggruen., 1953

Lithograph
23 1/2 × 16 1/10 in
59.8 × 40.9 cm
.
£1,000 - 2,500
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William Weston Gallery Ltd.
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Lithograph in colours. 1953. Commissioned by the ‘Galerie Berggruen’, Paris and issued as a poster …

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Georges Braque
French, 1882–1963
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French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé, which he first explored in one early work Fruit Dish and Glass (1912) by attaching pieces of wallpaper to a charcoal drawing. This approach deeply influenced not only his contemporaries but generations of artists from Modernism to the present.

Georges Braque, ‘Galerie Berggruen.’, 1953, Print, Lithograph, William Weston Gallery Ltd.
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Lithograph in colours. 1953. Commissioned by the ‘Galerie Berggruen’, Paris and issued as a poster for their 1953 exhibition ‘Braque Graveur’. From the edition of 750 impressions. Drawn and printed at the Atelier Mourlot, Paris 1953. Very few examples survive in fine condition.
Excellent impression with very fresh …

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Georges Braque
French, 1882–1963
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French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints. “The hard-and-fast rules of perspective … were a ghastly mistake which…has taken four centuries to redress,” he said in 1957. Merging aspects of the sculptural with the pictorial, Braque was also an innovator in the use of collage, inventing a technique known as papier collé, which he first explored in one early work Fruit Dish and Glass (1912) by attaching pieces of wallpaper to a charcoal drawing. This approach deeply influenced not only his contemporaries but generations of artists from Modernism to the present.

Georges Braque

Galerie Berggruen., 1953

Lithograph
23 1/2 × 16 1/10 in
59.8 × 40.9 cm
.
£1,000 - 2,500
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