Georges Braque, Oiseaux Fulgurants (Dazzling Birds) from Lettera Amorosa, 1963

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: Oiseaux Fulgurants (Dazzling Birds) from Lettera Amorosa, 1963
Medium: Color Lithograph on Arches paper with an Arches watermark
Image Size: 12 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in (31.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
Sheet Size: 14 7/8 in x 11 in (37.8 cm x 28 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 26 in x 22 in (66 cm x 56 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva and printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5755

Georges Braque Oiseaux Fulgurants (Dazzling Birds) from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 was created to accompany Rene Char’s book of love letters. From an important series that occupied the artist for several years, this mesmerizing work is filled with soaring birds, an image of freedom, joy and movement. Two giant  birds appear to meet each other in the sky, their wings outspread. Their head touch, perhaps in the act of kissing. Both birds are colored in a deep, crimson red which emphasizes the passion and energy in flight. The background is formed by subtle shades of yellow, brown and beige. Such colors contrast remarkably well against the brightness of the birds. Looking closer, textural quality of the wings allows the birds to appear as if their feathers are rippling in the wind. Charmingly framing this natural scene is a bright red circle, quickly bringing the two birds to the viewers’ attention. This richly colored work is a mesmerizing addition to any collection.

Created in 1963, this color lithograph on Arches paper with an Arches watermark is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right; numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva and printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Dazzling Birds (Oiseaux Fulgurants) from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work.

1. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 187

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standard Georges Braque Dazzling Birds (Oiseaux Fulgurants) from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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