|Artist:||Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963)|
|Title:||Bird of the Woods or Bird XVII|
|Size:||19 1/4" x 21 1/8"|
|Provenance:||The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris|
The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Braque is one the great artists and innovators of the twentieth century. He is especially well known for his invention of Cubism with Picasso. Braque's lifelong interest was the depiction of space and the relationship of objects within it. The art historian John Golding said about Braque's fascination with space, "the birds' trajectories describe and inform it -- the beating of their wings stirs space and renders it tangible." Birds were one of the major themes in Braque's art during the last two decades of his life.