Georges Braque, Vase de Fleurs Jaunes (Vase of Yellow Flowers), 1960
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||Vase de Fleurs Jaunes (Vase of Yellow Flowers), 1960|
|Medium:||Original Color Etching|
|Image:||19 in x 13 1/2 in (48.5 cm x 34.5 cm))|
|Sheet:||26 1/4 in x 19 7/8 in (66.7 cm x 50.4 cm)|
|Framed:||41 1/4 in x 35 3/8 in (104.8 cm x 89.7 cm)|
|Edition:||Labled with an H.C., artists proof, printed aside of the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed in pencil in the lower right margin by Georges Braque (1882-1963) and signed in the plate in black in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition, with bold and bright colors.|
In sharp contrast to his strict cubist style, this work offers a view of Braque's more mature whimsical aesthetic. In contrast to his classic cubist style, the imagery in this piece is clearly defined as a vase of flowers; however, the artist plays with form depicting only what is necessary. Thick painterly strokes delineate the figure of a white vase filled with beautiful, blooming yellow flowers. The vibrant yellow of the flower's petals contrasts nicely against the brown and beige background, causing the flower's to pop out at the viewer amidst the more neutral, earthy tones.
Created in 1960, this original color etching is hand-signed in pencil in the lower right margin by Georges Braque (1882-1963) and labled with an H.C., artists proof, printed aside of the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Documented and Illustrated in:
1. Maeght Editeur 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné 1039.
2. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Illustrated and discussed as catalogue raisonné number Maeght 1039 on pg. 295.
About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.