Galerie Boisserée

Georges Braque - Works from the graphic oeuvre

Georges Braque - Works from the graphic oeuvre

Georges Braque

Georges Braque's graphic oeuvre is determined by a stunning modernity. In his small body of graphic works, he focused on selected motifs. Deeply inspired by mythology, he found to figurative scenes, especially showing horses and antique carriages. A further important sujet was the still life, especially the tea cans in combination with apples or lemons. It is pure joy to realize how the things are "coming to life" in these works. Braque found the most variants and the highest grade of abstraction in the main motif of his late work: the flight of birds. He said that the bird flying high in the sky is the real still life. Braque used the printing techniques in a virtuoso manner, what pushed boundaries and makes these lithographs, woodcuts and etchings so vivid and modern.

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Georges Braque, no title, sheet 6 from "L'ordre des oiseaux", etching 1962, 43 x 53,8 cm, Vallier 182

We are very happy to be able to show more than one third of Braque's graphic oeuvre in this exhibition.

Thomas Weber, Director

Georges Braque

Cavalier

approx. 1932

32,8 x 22 cm

etching

Vallier 17

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque

Phaeton (Char I)

1945

45,2 x 60,7 cm

lithograph

Vallier 26, Mourlot 4

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque, "Le Char II", lithograph 1953, 49,5 x 64,7 cm, Vallier 81, Mourlot 38

Georges Braque

Théière griese

1947

49,2 x 64,2 cm

lithograph

Vallier 35, Mourlot 15

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque

Helios V

1948

65,5 x 50 cm

lithograph

Vallier 40, Mourlot 11

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque, "Théière et citrons", lithograph 1949, 49,5 x 64 cm, Vallier 44, Mourlot 21

Georges Braque

Oiseau II

1950

21,2 x 27,3 cm

etching

Vallier 52

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque

Feuilles, couleur lumière

1953

97,5 x 60 cm

lithograph

Vallier 86, Mourlot 29

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque, "Les deux oiseaux", lithograph 1956, 33,5 x 50,5 cm, Vallier 107, Hatje 67

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

L'oiseau noir sur fond bleu

Georges Braque

1955

28 x 38 cm

etching

Vallier 100, Hatje 65

Georges Braque

Feuillage en couleurs

1956

66 x50,4 cm

aquating with embossing

Vallier 105

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -
9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque

Personnage sur fond rosé

1958

52,5 x 34,2 cm

lithograph

Vallier S. 289

Georges Braque

Gélinotte

1960

74,5 x 65 cm

lithograph

Vallier 149, Mourlot 81

9 EvB- Artwork 9 (Gachet) (Portraits) -

Georges Braque (Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris) is one of the great and important artists of the twentieth century and left behind an impressive oeuvre. As a contemporary and companion of Pablo Picasso, he is regarded together with him as the co-creator of Cubism and thus as a pioneer of modernism. His work beyond Cubism was particularly influential in the 1950s and ’60s. In addition to his paintings, a number of outstanding prints are among the highlights of his work. From the very beginning, he devoted his attention and passion to his graphic oeuvre and explored the artistic possibilities of printmaking techniques.

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