after George Braque - Les Fleurs Violets


Etching and Aquatint in colours, circa 1955/60, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with blindstamp "ATELIER CROMMELYNCK PARIS"

Size: Image size: 19 in x 11 5/8 in (48.3 cm x 29.5 cm) ; Paper size 26 in x 19 3/4 in (66 cm x 50.2 cm)

Edition: 200 - There was also an edition of 50 on Japan paper.

Publisher: Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Note: This array of bright violet and pink flowers appears to come alive amidst the rich hues and tones of the print. The various, subtle yellows and browns of the composition contrast nicely with the purple arrangement, allowing it to emanate with the radiance and vibrance of spring. This vase of a bright and colourful arrangement of flowers gives new meaning to the still life genre. Braque helped redefine the meaning of the still life, adding a vibrant energy and evocative emotion inherent in the color and strokes of the work. The deep yellows and browns of the vase helps bring out the delicate speckles of pink and violet flowers, which hang loosely over the side. The flowers themselves appear to bleed in with the remaining tones of the background, allowing for a depth and richness that makes Braque's work so extraordinary.

Reference: The Vallier Catalogue Raisonne is missing many works and this is one of those.