Georges Braque

Georges Braque

France • 1882 - 1963
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Print, Si je mourais là-bas (If I Died There) (Vallier 181), Georges Braque

Si je mourais là-bas (If I Died There) (Vallier 181)

Georges Braque

Print - 45.7 x 71.8 x 0.1 cm Print - 18 x 28.3 x 0 inch

$4,174

Sculpture, Hermès, Georges Braque

Hermès

Georges Braque

Sculpture - 175 x 80 x 24 cm Sculpture - 68.9 x 31.5 x 9.4 inch

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Print, Migration, Georges Braque

Migration

Georges Braque

Print - 55 x 42 x 0.1 cm Print - 21.7 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$4,310

Print, Grand oiseau bleu, Georges Braque

Grand oiseau bleu

Georges Braque

Print - 55 x 112.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 21.7 x 44.3 x 0 inch

$10,209

Print, Vase de fleurs jaunes, Georges Braque

Vase de fleurs jaunes

Georges Braque

Print - 65 x 35.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.6 x 14 x 0 inch

$3,403

Print, Pommes et feuilles, Georges Braque

Pommes et feuilles

Georges Braque

Print - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$3,403

Print, Août, Georges Braque

Août

Georges Braque

Print - 37 x 47.5 cm Print - 14.6 x 18.7 inch

$2,722

Print, Circé, Georges Braque

Circé

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 cm Print - 15 x 22 inch

$1,021 $919

Print, Pélias et Nélée, Georges Braque

Pélias et Nélée

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,021 $919

Print, Tithonos, Georges Braque

Tithonos

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,021

Print, Parthénia, Georges Braque

Parthénia

Georges Braque

Print - 56 x 38 x 0.05 cm Print - 22 x 15 x 0 inch

$907

Print, Héméra, Georges Braque

Héméra

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 cm Print - 15 x 22 inch

$907

Print, Frontispiece from Braque Lithographe, Georges Braque

Frontispiece from Braque Lithographe

Georges Braque

Print - 34 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 13.4 x 10.8 x 0 inch

$5,445

Print, Fleurs de l'air, Georges Braque

Fleurs de l'air

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$3,176

Print, Procris, Georges Braque

Procris

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,021

Print, Icarios, Georges Braque

Icarios

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,021

Print, Les colombes (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2906, Georges Braque

Les colombes (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2906

Georges Braque

Print - 32.5 x 50 cm Print - 12.8 x 19.7 inch

$22,120

Print, Nérée, Georges Braque

Nérée

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 cm Print - 15 x 22 inch

$907

Print, Ilya, Georges Braque

Ilya

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 56 cm Print - 15 x 22 inch

$907

Print, La Charrue, Georges Braque

La Charrue

Georges Braque

Print - 41 x 63.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 16.1 x 25 x 0.1 inch

$4,310

Print, Migration, Georges Braque

Migration

Georges Braque

Print - 48 x 37.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 18.9 x 14.8 x 0.1 inch

$3,630

Print, Perséphone, Georges Braque

Perséphone

Georges Braque

Print - 57 x 38 x 0.05 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 x 0 inch

$1,021 $919

Print, Nature morte, Georges Braque

Nature morte

Georges Braque

Print - 48 x 65 cm Print - 18.9 x 25.6 inch

$2,836

Print, Composition (Nature Morte aux Verres V11), Georges Braque

Composition (Nature Morte aux Verres V11)

Georges Braque

Print - 56 x 37 x 0.1 cm Print - 22 x 14.6 x 0 inch

$18,717

Print, Marine Noire, Georges Braque

Marine Noire

Georges Braque

Print - 65 x 90 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.6 x 35.4 x 0 inch

$3,857

Print, La barque sur la grève, Georges Braque

La barque sur la grève

Georges Braque

Print - 41 x 89 x 0.1 cm Print - 16.1 x 35 x 0 inch

$3,516

Print, Août, oiseau dans son nid, Georges Braque

Août, oiseau dans son nid

Georges Braque

Print - 37 x 47.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 14.6 x 18.7 x 0.1 inch

$2,722

Print, Le poète, Georges Braque

Le poète

Georges Braque

Print - 30 x 65 x 1 cm Print - 11.8 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch

$6,806

Print, Thalassa, Georges Braque

Thalassa

Georges Braque

Print - 36 x 47 cm Print - 14.2 x 18.5 inch

$5,105

Print, L'oiseau mauve, Georges Braque

L'oiseau mauve

Georges Braque

Print - 28.5 x 38.5 cm Print - 11.2 x 15.2 inch

$4,310

Print, Les Martinets, Georges Braque

Les Martinets

Georges Braque

Print - 32 x 48 cm Print - 12.6 x 18.9 inch

$4,310

Print, Ciel Gris II, Georges Braque

Ciel Gris II

Georges Braque

Print - 48 x 33 cm Print - 18.9 x 13 inch

$2,836

Print, Le Nid Vert, Georges Braque

Le Nid Vert

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 50 cm Print - 15 x 19.7 inch

$4,310

Print, L'oiseau jaune, Georges Braque

L'oiseau jaune

Georges Braque

Print - 54.5 x 76 cm Print - 21.5 x 29.9 inch

$7,373

Print, Astre et Oiseau I, Georges Braque

Astre et Oiseau I

Georges Braque

Print - 44 x 52.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.3 x 20.7 x 0 inch

$11,116

Print, Les étoiles, Georges Braque

Les étoiles

Georges Braque

Print - 45.5 x 55 cm Print - 17.9 x 21.7 inch

$5,105

Print, Personnage sur fond rose, Georges Braque

Personnage sur fond rose

Georges Braque

Print - 67 x 51 cm Print - 26.4 x 20.1 inch

$4,310

Sculpture, Les oiseaux bleus, Hommage à Picasso, Georges Braque

Les oiseaux bleus, Hommage à Picasso

Georges Braque

Sculpture - 54 x 76 x 5 cm Sculpture - 21.3 x 29.9 x 2 inch

Price upon request

Sculpture, Le Char de Médée, Georges Braque

Le Char de Médée

Georges Braque

Sculpture - 88 x 120 x 30 cm Sculpture - 34.6 x 47.2 x 11.8 inch

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Print, Les Etoiles, Georges Braque

Les Etoiles

Georges Braque

Print - 48 x 36 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.9 x 14.2 x 0 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers III, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers III

Georges Braque

Print - 57 x 38.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 15 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers II, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers II

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38.2 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, L'Oiseau et son Nid, Georges Braque

L'Oiseau et son Nid

Georges Braque

Print - 40.6 x 48.3 cm Print - 16 x 19 inch

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Print, Si Je Mourais là-bas: one plate, Georges Braque

Si Je Mourais là-bas: one plate

Georges Braque

Print - 73 x 47 x 0.2 cm Print - 28.7 x 18.5 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Aout (L’Oiseau), Georges Braque

Aout (L’Oiseau)

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 48 x 0.2 cm Print - 15 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Aout (L’Oiseau), Georges Braque

Aout (L’Oiseau)

Georges Braque

Print - 38 x 48 x 0.1 cm Print - 15 x 18.9 x 0 inch

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Print, Les pommes, Georges Braque

Les pommes

Georges Braque

Print - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers VII, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers VII

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers VI, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers VI

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers V, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers V

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers IV, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers IV

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38.2 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, La liberté des mers I, Georges Braque

La liberté des mers I

Georges Braque

Print - 56.5 x 38.2 cm Print - 22.2 x 15 inch

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Print, Fenêtre I: poissons bleus, aus: Si je mourais là-bas.7, Georges Braque

Fenêtre I: poissons bleus, aus: Si je mourais là-bas.7

Georges Braque

Print - 47 x 62 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.5 x 24.4 x 0 inch

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Print, Les Citrons, Georges Braque

Les Citrons

Georges Braque

Print - 37 x 50 x 0.2 cm Print - 14.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Si Je Mourais là-bas: one plate, Georges Braque

Si Je Mourais là-bas: one plate

Georges Braque

Print - 73 x 47 x 0.1 cm Print - 28.7 x 18.5 x 0 inch

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Print, Si je mourais là-bas, Georges Braque

Si je mourais là-bas

Georges Braque

Print - 46 x 72 cm Print - 18.1 x 28.3 inch

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Print, Le pays total, Georges Braque

Le pays total

Georges Braque

Print - 26 x 37 cm Print - 10.2 x 14.6 inch

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Print, L'Ordre des oiseaux, Georges Braque

L'Ordre des oiseaux

Georges Braque

Print - 42.3 x 53.3 cm Print - 16.7 x 21 inch

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Print, Oiseau multicolore, Georges Braque

Oiseau multicolore

Georges Braque

Print - 45 x 64 cm Print - 17.7 x 25.2 inch

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Print, Les pommes (after Georges Braque), Georges Braque

Les pommes (after Georges Braque)

Georges Braque

Print - 41 x 48 x 0.1 cm Print - 16.1 x 18.9 x 0 inch

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Biography

If there is a painter who best represents the “honor of France," as Malraux said, it must be Georges Braque. A friend and colleague to Picasso, Derain, Apollinaire, Gris, Laurens, Léger, Satie, Reverdy, de Staël and other well-known artists of that era, he remained close to the many cultural revolutions that shook the century. Born to a family of decorative painters, Georges Braque's destiny was to follow in their footsteps as an artisan. However, in 1905, he suddenly gave up his studies and took up a new path.

Braque discovered fauvism in 1905 with the works of Matisse and Derain. Though the fauvist period only lasted a year and half, Braque would find in this movement a way of escaping academic ideas and exploring new possibilities with color. At the 1907 Salon des Indépendants in the South, Braque presented six fauvist paintings. It was at this exhibition that Braque would meet Daniel Henry Kahnweiler and Wilhelm Uhde, both of whom combined to purchase all the painting Braque had on show. The first would become his first dealer, acquiring six paintings, while the second would become his first collector, purchasing five paintings.

The following year, at the Salon d'Automne, only one of his seven paintings was accepted. That same 1907 exhibition featured a retrospective on Cézanne. Deeply inspired by the late works of the Master of D'Aix, Braque made another pilgrimage to l'Estaque in order to better study his theories and ideas. Before this trip, Braque was working as a fauvist. After it, he moved on to what would become his great work of cubism.

The origins of Cubism, a movement that would revolutionize the visual rhythm of painting and take it on an unexpected trajectory, remain unclear. It is not easy to define the paternity and the inspiration for the first cubist works, but history remembers it as a combination of efforts from these two diametric opposites, two artistic geniuses. On one side was Pablo Picasso: an artist gifted with extraordinary virtuosity, a visionary whose life was eventful and whose personality was lively and exuberant. On the other hand was Georges Braque: an artist whose brilliance was in innovation and ideas. He was an intellectual, a modest man, and someone who preferred to live quietly rather than seek celebrity.

Braque referred to their working relationship, at this time, as akin to climbing partners. It would go on to define a period in art history that was only to end in 1914 when Braque was called up to fight in the First World War. He returned in 1915, with a severe head injury, and was convalescent till 1917. From that point onwards, even if he continued to work on Cubism till 1922, Georges Braque was similarly developing a new approach to painting, one which would function thematically.

The thematic period became the third period in his work. Georges Braque devoted himself to the analysis of different subjects, working to explore all possibilities in their composition in order to finally lay bare the object. With these recurrent themes, Braque was looking to perfect his pictorial ideas and explore the extreme limit of an object's depiction. Some of the great works of his career emerged during this period: billiards, for which he would be awarded a prize at the Venice Biennale; the birds; and the Norman fishing boats, a landscape he knew intimately after establishing a studio at Varengeville-sur-Mer.

At the twilight of his life, Georges Braque set to work on his series Metamorphoses. He first made gouache sketches of roughly a hundred of his major works. Then, taking these two-dimensional works, he transformed them three-dimensionally, not virtually as he had done with analytic cubism, but directly and physically into sculpture. All of the works have names derived from Greek mythology, which Georges Braque dearly loved. His golden sculptures do seem like they have been made in an ancient goldsmith's workshop. He had already devoted a series of works to Hesiod's Theogony and now he chose the name Metamorphoses in direct reference to Ovid's work.

Braque collaborated with a sculptor who worked mainly with precious stones, Heger de Loewenfeld. Together, at the request of André Malraux, they presented this new work at the Palais du Louvre. Braque had already been the first living painter to show work at the Louvre; he painted the ceiling of the Salle Henri II in 1953. The exhibition took place from March to May 1963. Three months later, Georges Braque died. Malraux led a national mourning and himself delivered the eulogy standing before the Louvre in front of the Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois church.

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What is Georges Braque’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Cubism, Fauvism
When was Georges Braque born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1882