Georges Braque Prints for Sale
Georges Braque (1882–1963) was a Parisian artist. He is best known for being the founder of Cubism, alongside Pablo Picasso - in fact the quiet nature of Braque was partially eclipsed by the fame and notoriety of Picasso. He also explored other forms of art: Impressionism, fauvism and even collage, which brought bold colors and distinct shapes and styles to his work. During the second world war period, the work he put together changed in order to represent the somber, dark period the world was going through. In between wars, he changed his style and themes to represent lighter times, and happier things which were taking place around him. In all, Braque made ten prints in the cubist style, other prints were issued in the 1950s when there was a greater demand for Braque's work. The artist resumed printmaking in the 1930s, at which time his subjects reflected the influence of Surrealism. A prime example is the book Théogonie, in which Braque used an arabesque etched line that reflects the automatic drawing of the Surrealists. In the last decades of his life, printmaking continued to interest him. Of the three hundred printed compositions he created, primarily in his later years, nearly two hundred were for illustrated books.