Georges Braque, ‘Les Oiseaux Fulgrants, from Lettera Amorosa’, 1963, Print, Color lithograph, Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction
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Georges Braque

Les Oiseaux Fulgrants, from Lettera Amorosa, 1963

Color lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 75
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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, ‘Les Oiseaux Fulgrants, from Lettera Amorosa’, 1963, Print, Color lithograph, Heather James Fine Art Gallery Auction
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AP of 15, edition of 75

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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

Les Oiseaux Fulgrants, from Lettera Amorosa, 1963

Color lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 75
Bidding closed
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