What Is Fauvism?
Watermark Au Vent d'Arles, three prints en-texte, with title, text and justification, signed by the artist and author on the justification in black ink, copy 86 of one hundred (there were also thirty copies numbered in Roman numerals with an additional signed suite), published by Au Vent d'Arles, Paris, the full sheets, pale time staining, offsetting primarily to the text pages, bound (as issued) in the original black morocco and silk-covered boards and slipcase, with collage on the cover, generally in very good condition (book).
450 x 560 x 30 mm. (overall)
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