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Le Lierre

La Lierre, 1955 by Georges Braque is an original etching that is signed on the lower right corner and is numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left margin. This print is Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Visat, Paris. Vallier 99

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, La Lierre ultimately exhibiting prevalence of cubism was also depicted in his later works.

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.

Braque is remembered as a progenitor of Cubism, who was both rational and sensuous in his still life paintings. He was a classic painter in this sense, and has influenced the likes of Jim Dine and Wayne Thiebaud, who focused on still life painting. Braque is also a celebrated colorist, and can be traced through contemporary art to those painters who work with color in similar ways.

Title

La Lierre

Alt. Title

Ivy

Medium

Etching

Year

1955

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 99

Signature

Signed

Size 22.25 x 18 (in)
56.5 x 46 (cm)
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La Lierre, 1955 by Georges Braque is an original etching that is signed on the lower right corner and is numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left margin. This print is Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Visat, Paris. Vallier 99

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.

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. 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, La Lierre ultimately exhibiting prevalence of cubism that was depicted in his later works. 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. La Lierre was an etching of plants showing Braque’s transition back to happier scenes such as nature and wildlife.

Braque is remembered as a progenitor of Cubism, who was both rational and sensuous in his still life paintings. He was a classic painter in this sense, and has influenced the likes of Jim Dine and Wayne Thiebaud, who focused on still life painting. Braque is also a celebrated colorist, and can be traced through contemporary art to those painters who work with color in similar ways.

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Title

La Lierre

Alt. Title

Ivy

Medium

Etching

Year

1955

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 99

Signature

Signed

Size 22.25 x 18 (in)
56.5 x 46 (cm)
Price Price on Request