Georges Braque, Les Marguerites (Daisies), c. 1950
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||Les Marguerites (Daisies), c. 1950|
|Medium:||Etching and Aquatint in Colors|
|Image:||24 in x15 7/8 in (61cm x 40.4.cm)|
|Sheet:||35 3/4 in x 23 3/8 in (90.8 cm x 59.4 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 34 in x 25 7/8 in (86.4 cm x 65.7 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; signed in the plate in white in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Created with a sensitive attention to color and value, this work is one of many floral motifs Braque depicted in his lifetime. Deeply saturated tones of ochre and brown express a subdued mood, while the hints of highlights convey to the viewer a sense of brightness and energy. A cluster of yellow daisies emerge from a simple ochre vase with large green leaves fanning either side of the container. The rich, deep browns of the background create a warm atmosphere in which the volume and details in the subject matter stand out. The texture within the flowers, leaves, and vase allude to the thick painterly quality of the original painting from which this work is based. A suggestion of lighting is seen in the accented areas of the vase and small center leaf, implying that the room in which the artist created this work may have been minutely illuminated.
Of the still life Braque stated, "the still life is a tactile, even manual space in contrast to the space of the landscape, which is a visual space." Further commenting upon the importance of the still life within Braque's career, it has been stated, "his still lifes are absolutely not intended to 'look real' - far from it. For a long time, they represented the crystallization of his thinking and his investigations into three-dimensional space and space-time" (Karadontis).
Published by Editions Maeght, this work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed in the plate in white in the lower right. This piece is numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Daisies (Les Marguerites), c. 1950 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1. Vallier, Dora, Braque: The Complete Graphics Catalogue Raisonné listed as Maeght no. 1002 on page 292.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Georges Braque Daisies (Les Marguerites), c. 1950 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.