Artsy Insight: Picasso and Braque’s Friendly Rivalry
Complete set of 12 color lithographs "Les Bijoux de Braque" ("The Jewels of Braque").
Printed on thick pur chiffon Vélin d’Arches, the lithographs are in mint condition, plate-signed in the image from the edition of 398 published by Armand & Georges Israel in 1988.
The portfolio is sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Publisher: Armand & Georges Israel, Paris
Armand & Georges Israel, Paris
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.
French, 1882-1963, Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France, based in Paris, France