"Theière et Fruits" Original Signed Collotype by Georges Braque, c.1950
An original signed Collotype in Colors on Arches wove paper by French artist Georges Braque (1882-1963) titled "Theière et Fruits" (Teapot and Fruit), c. 1950. Signed in plate and hand pencil signed and numbered by Braque: 56/150 with the publisher's blindstamp. Published by Guy Spitzer, Paris. Framed size: 28.5" x 39". Image size: 13.5" x 25.5". Very good condition. Authenticated by Swann Auction Galleries, New York City.
Collotype is a dichromate-based photographic process invented by Alphonse Poitevin in 1856 and used for large volume mechanical printing before the existence of cheaper offset lithography.
Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1906, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Their respective Cubist works were indistinguishable for many years, yet the quiet nature of Braque was partially eclipsed by the fame and notoriety of Picasso.
Georges Braque was a 20th century French painter who invented Cubism with Pablo Picasso. Along with Cubism, Braque used the styles of Impressionism, Fauvism and collage, and even staged designs for the Ballet Russes. Through his career, his style changed to portray somber subjects during wartime and lighter, freer themes in between. He never strayed far from Cubism, as there were always aspects of it in his works. Braque died on August 31, 1963, in Paris.
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 28½ in | WIDTH: 39 in
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