Georges Braque, Still Life with Apples, 1956
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||Still Life with Apples, 1956|
|Image:||13 3/4 in x 9 3/8 in (35 cm x 23.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||18 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in (46.4 cm x 34.9 cm)|
|Framed:||31 ¾ in x 26 3/8 in (80.6 cm x 67 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Braque Still Life with Apples, 1956 utilizes the cubist concept of flattening objects and playing with perspective in tandem with modeled volumetric forms in light and shadow. Offering a stunning impression, this image represents the evolution of the still life within Braque’s career. With this image, the artist replaces the cubist formality of his early compositions with a fluid organic quality which would come to characterize the artist’s later works.
This illuminated, still life scene reflects Braque's appreciation for the nature of the medium and his ability to enhance the beauty of most everyday objects. Muted tones of browns, greys, and black come alive with highlights of bright yellow and blue accents which award the still life with warmth and energy. A trio of ripe apples are so eloquently executed, placed atop a checkered tabletop in a black, scalloped bowl. The background becomes actively involved in the still life, seemingly textured and accented with shadows and silhouettes of other bowls and jars. Still Life with Apples captures the essence of Braque's cubist and abstract point of view to the entire genre, creating a world of his own for all to see.
Created in 1956 after after an original oil on canvas, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Still Life with Apples, 1956 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. Spitzer, Guy. Guy Spitzer, Éditeur d'Art. Illustrated and detailed on pg. 14.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standard Georges Braque Still Life with Apples, 1956 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.