Georges Braque

Plate from Hesiod's "Theogony"

Plate from Hesiod's "Theogony" by Georges Braque

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Many artists look for alternative styles and sources for inspiration. In the 1930s, under the direct influence of archaic Greek vase painting that he studied in the Musée du Louvre, Braque abandoned his use of Cubist geometry and pursued a series of line drawings and prints with continuous contours. Commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, the freedom of the lines moving in and out of specific representation made this suite of 16 works very popular.

Title
Plate from Hesiod's "Theogony"
Artist/creator
Production date
1932
Medium
etching
Dimensions
305 x 225 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/6/4
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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