Braque, Georges. (1882–1963)
Tête Grecque, ca. 1957
Lithograph with hand coloring on japon paper. H.C. (aside from an edition of 150). Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin. Image size 11.75 x 15.75 inches (40.0 x 29.8 cm), sheet size 13.5 x 20.5 inches. Framed. Published by Jean-Paul Loriot, Paris. Vallier, 298.
Although Braque never visited Greece, as a young artist he often frequented the pre-classical exhibition halls at the Louvre and in 1931 the first motifs relating to the Greek Mythology appeared in Braque’s work. From this time, Greek Mythology references can be found across all of Braque’s different techniques: paintings, drawings, sculptures and of course in his graphic art.
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