Georges Braque, Nature morte aux fruits, 1950

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: Nature morte aux fruits, 1950
Medium: Original Color Collotype with Pochoir
Image Size: 28 3/4 in x 11 7/16 in (73 cm x 29 cm)
Sheet Size: 33 1/8 in x 15 15/16 in (84 cm x 40 1/2 cm
Framed Size: 45 1/8 in x 28 1/4 in (114.6 cm x 71.8 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin
Signature: This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val - d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; signed in the stone in the lower left in brown.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition, with bold, vibrant colors.
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ID # w-3088

Utilizing fluid lines and earthy tones of browns, oranges, and greens, Braque replaces the cubist formality of his early compositions with an organic quality that would come to characterize the artist's later works. In Georges Braque Nature morte aux fruits, 1950, Braque provides a distinct foreground and background, including the table upon which the fruit rest as part of the overall composition, and offers the viewer a raised vantage point, as though the viewer is gazing down upon the lovely spread.

The composition is well-balanced, as Braque offers two different types of fruit, each grouped in threes. The orange fruit to the viewer's left rests in a bowl while the dark fruit to the right, perhaps plums or apples, sit directly upon the white tablecloth. Theses fruit have a shine to them that Braque creates using a variant of colors on the body of the fruit. Braque does not place the fruit on the same plane but positions them at different levels, subtly capturing the viewer's eye. His use of slight decorative elements such as the orange dots against the green backdrop offers a further color contrast that draws the viewer in to this stunning still life work.

Published by Guy Spitzer c. 1950, this original color collotype is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val - d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right and signed in the stone in brown in the lower left of the image. This work is numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin with the Spitzer blind stamp in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Georges Braque Nature morte aux fruits, 1950 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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