Pichet et Oiseau - Ville de Honfleur (after) Georges Braque, 1964
Artist: Georges Braque
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1964
Dimensions: 28.74 x 20.86 in / 73 x 53 cm
Classic Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A
This lithographic poster was created after Georges Braque, from an original etching published by the Gallery Maeght "The Pitcher and Bird". It was reproduced by Mourlot Master Printer, Henri Deschamps, for an exhibit organized as an homage to the local artist (Braque) by the town of Honfleur in Normandy, France. It was printed by the Atelier Mourlot in Paris.
At first, birds only appeared sporadically as a theme in Braque's work. From 1949 onwards, one encounter them amongst objects in the still-lifes from the so-called 'Atelier' cycle, in which Braque pictured objects from his painting studio. Following that series, the bird took up a far more prominent position in his work. When Braque was commissioned to paint one of the ceilings of the Louvre in 1952, he dedicated it entirely to birds. He grew increasingly fascinated by birds' movement, birds' flight – and their wing spread.
Ref. Maeght 1005. Ed. 1,000.