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Georges Braque

Les Peintres Temoins De Leur Temps, 1961

Lithographic Poster
28 3/10 × 21 in
71.8 × 53.3 cm
£750
location
Brighton
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Medium: Lithograph
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 71.8 x 53.3 cm
Published by: Mourlot
Printed by Henri …

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Medium: Lithograph
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 71.8 x 53.3 cm
Published by: Mourlot
Printed by Henri Deschamps, Paris

Publisher
Mourlot, Paris
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.

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Medium: Lithograph
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 71.8 x 53.3 cm
Published by: Mourlot
Printed by Henri …

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Medium: Lithograph
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 71.8 x 53.3 cm
Published by: Mourlot
Printed by Henri Deschamps, Paris

Publisher
Mourlot, Paris
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 Peintres Temoins De Leur Temps, 1961

Lithographic Poster
28 3/10 × 21 in
71.8 × 53.3 cm
£750
location
Brighton
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