Georges Braque "Still Life" Color Lithograph Limited Edition
Georges Braque (May 13, 1882 — August 31, 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art movement known as cubism.
Braque's paintings of 1908–1913 began to reflect his new interest in geometry and simultaneous perspective. He conducted an intense study of the effects of light and perspective and the technical means that painters use to represent these effects, appearing to question the most standard of artistic conventions. In his village scenes, for example, Braque frequently reduced an architectural structure to a geometric form approximating a cube, yet rendered its shading so that it looked both flat and three-dimensional. In this way, Braque called attention to the very nature of visual illusion and artistic representation.
Beginning in 1909, Braque began to work closely with Pablo Picasso, who had been developing a similar approach to painting. The invention of Cubism was a joint effort between Picasso and Braque, then residents of Montmartre, Paris. These artists were the movement's main innovators. After meeting in 1907, Braque and Picasso, in particular, began working on the development of Cubism in 1908. Both artists produced paintings of neutralized color and complex patterns of faceted form, now called Analytic Cubism. In 1912, they began to experiment with collage and papier collé.
This is a color lithograph AFTER painting which is signed and it is a limited edition numbered 31 out of 375.
There is a stamp on the back of the lithograph,
“This is a highly faithful rendition, made by a skilled artist AFTER (D'APRES) the art depicted. It is a color lithograph, done in limited edition. Registered Copyright, Library of Congress.”
Dimension: H 58.5cm x W 43 cm (23" x 17")
There is a minor tear outside of the image which has been repaired.
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