Georges Braque, Feuilles Couleurs Lumiere is a colored Lithograph on Arches Paper. The print is a special studio proof aside from the edition of 75 that is signed in white by Fernand Mourlot on the bottom right corner. Published by Maeght, Paris and Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Vallier 86.
French painter, collagist and sculptor Georges Braque is, along with Pablo Picasso, renowned as the co-founder of Cubism, which revolutionized 20th-century painting. In his work, objects are fragmented and reconstructed into geometric forms, fracturing the picture plane in order to explore a variety of viewpoints.
During World War II Braque remained in Paris. His paintings at that time, primarily still lifes and interiors, became more somber. In addition to paintings, Braque also made lithographs, engravings, and sculptures. From the late 1940s he treated various recurring themes such as birds, ateliers, landscapes, and seascapes. In 1954 he designed stained-glass windows for the church of Varengeville. During the last few years of his life, Braque’s ill health prevented him from undertaking further large-scale commissions, but he continued to paint, make lithographs, and design jewelry. He died on August 31, 1963, in Paris.
Feuilles Couleurs Lumiere, portrays the continuous use of Cubism and his fascination of still life even through his later works. Braque’s fascination with these two ideas remained constant until his death.