Georges Braque, L'Aquarium

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: L'Aquarium
Reference: M 1007
Medium: Etching
Sheet Size: 26 1/8 in x 19 7/8 in (66.4 cm x 50.5 cm)
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (1882-1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.

Two charming fish flit about their transparent home against a vibrant background of bright yellow and lime-green. Braque contrasts bold, luminous colors with earthy brown tones to create a delightful piece that conveys a sense of joy and playfulness. The two fish, composed of geometric and linear forms, pop out against the brilliantly colored background. Braque utilizes line and shadow to add depth to the piece, creating a three-dimensional bowl that rests upon a flat surface, with a candlestick placed nearby.