Georges Braque, Les Fleurs Violets (Purple Flowers), c. 1960

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Les Fleurs Violets (Purple Flowers), c. 1960
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint
Image:19 in x 11 5/8 in (48.3 cm x 29.5 cm)
Sheet:26 in x 19 3/4 in (66 cm x 50.2 cm)
Framed:39 3/8 in x 31 1/2 in (100 cm x 80 cm)
Edition:An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 200.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5193
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Historical Description

This beautiful array of bright violet and pink flowers appears to come alive amidst the rich hues and tones of Georges Braque Les Fleurs Violets (Purple Flowers), c. 1960. The various, subtle yellows and browns of the composition contrast nicely with the purple arrangement, allowing it to emanate with the radiance and vibrancy of spring. Out from the dark background comes the bright display of pink and purple flowers, haloed in white and highlighted even more against the brown background. This stunning vase of a bright and colorful arrangement of flowers gives new meaning to the still life genre. Braque helped redefine the meaning of the still life, adding a vibrant energy and evocative emotion inherent in the color and strokes of the work. The deep yellows and browns of the vase helps bring out the delicate speckles of pink and violet flowers, which hang loosely over the side. The painterly strokes that are evident in this etching brings texture to the table and adds complexity to the work. The flowers themselves appear to bleed in with the remaining tones of the background, allowing for a depth and richness that makes Braque's work so extraordinary.

Created c. 1960, this color etching and aquatint is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin. An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 200, this work was published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Georges Braque Purple Flowers (Les Fleurs Violets), c. 1960 is museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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