Georges Braque, ‘Profil’, ca. 1942, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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Georges Braque

Profil, ca. 1942

Oil on original canvas
27 2/5 × 38 in
69.6 × 96.6 cm
€420,000
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Mr Quentin Laurens has kindly confirmed that this work is registered in the archives of the Georges …

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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, ‘Profil’, ca. 1942, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
Paris

Mr Quentin Laurens has kindly confirmed that this work is registered in the archives of the Georges Braque's studio and that the rod was painted by the artist and is an integral part of the work.

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Numbered on the back on the chassis : 165
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

Profil, ca. 1942

Oil on original canvas
27 2/5 × 38 in
69.6 × 96.6 cm
€420,000
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