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Georges Braque

Vol de nuit (Oiseau XII), 1957

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
21 3/10 × 29 7/10 in
54 × 75.5 cm
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Signed in pencil, numbered 62/75, published by Maeght, Paris, with full margins, four vertical …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 62/75, published by Maeght, Paris, with full margins, four vertical creases at the upper sheet edge (two affecting the image), in good condition, framed
Image: 15 x 26 ¾ in. (383 x 680 mm.)
Sheet: 21 7/8 x 29 ¾ in. (540 x 755 mm.)

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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Signed in pencil, numbered 62/75, published by Maeght, Paris, with full margins, four vertical …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 62/75, published by Maeght, Paris, with full margins, four vertical creases at the upper sheet edge (two affecting the image), in good condition, framed
Image: 15 x 26 ¾ in. (383 x 680 mm.)
Sheet: 21 7/8 x 29 ¾ in. (540 x 755 mm.)

Georges Braque
French, 1882–1963
Follow

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

Vol de nuit (Oiseau XII), 1957

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
21 3/10 × 29 7/10 in
54 × 75.5 cm
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