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Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI)

Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI), 1958 by Georges Baraque is an original colored lithograph on Arches paper. This print is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 75. This Print is published by Maeght, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Vallier 126.

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.

During the end of the 1920s, the works created by Georges Braque took yet another transformation in style and tone. He began to focus more so on real interpretations, and focused much of his work on nature, and natural light.

Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI) depicts Braque’s interest in nature that became more popular in  his works. Even though this was the third stylistic change he had made in the decade alone, his work never seemed to stray too far from the Cubism style which he created. So, square, straight lines, and bold colors, were always seen in the images which he displayed on the canvas. There were always aspects of the cubism style, in every piece he created, regardless of which period he was working in, or which new style he was focused in on.

Title

Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI)

Alt. Title

Sunset Bird XVI

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1958

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 126

Signature

Signed

Size 19 x 25.75 (in)
48 x 65.5 (cm)
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Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI), 1958 by Georges Baraque is an original colored lithograph on Arches paper. This print is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 75. This Print is published by Maeght, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Vallier 126.

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,”.

During the end of the 1920s, the works created by Georges Braque took yet another transformation in style and tone. He began to focus more so on real interpretations, and focused much of his work on nature, and natural light.

Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI) depicts Braque’s interest in nature that became more popular in  his works. Even though this was the third stylistic change he had made in the decade alone, his work never seemed to stray too far from the Cubism style which he created. So, square, straight lines, and bold colors, were always seen in the images which he displayed on the canvas. There were always aspects of the cubism style, in every piece he created, regardless of which period he was working in, or which new style he was focused in on.

Braque started to engrave plaster in 1931, and his first significant show took place two years later at the Kunsthalle Basel. He gained international fame, winning first prize in 1937 at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. The advent of World War II influenced Braque to paint more somber scenes. After the war, he painted lighter subjects of birds, landscapes and the sea. Braque also created lithographs, sculptures and stained-glass windows.

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Title

Au Couchant (Oiseau XVI)

Alt. Title

Sunset Bird XVI

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1958

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 126

Signature

Signed

Size 19 x 25.75 (in)
48 x 65.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request