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Illustration from Hesiod's Theogony (Théogonie d’Hésiode)

© Estate of Georges Braque / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Georges Braque / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Georges Braque / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Georges Braque / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Georges Braque

French, 1882-1963

Illustration from Hesiod's Theogony (Théogonie d’Hésiode), 1932

one of sixteen etchings

Edition: 49/50

image area: 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (36.83 x 29.85 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, by exchange, 1949

P1949:5

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Inscriptions

signature / lower right / G. Braque

Class

Prints

Work Type

Etching (print)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

At the request of the art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Georges Braque illustrated an edition of the Theogony by Greek poet Hesiod (active ca. 700 BCE) in a series of sixteen etchings made between 1932 and 1935. This ancient text, a poetic account of the origins of the universe and genealogies of the gods, is considered one of the period’s greatest works. The use of an arabesque line, or rhythmic linear pattern, to depict the morphing figure seen here suggests Braque was influenced by Surrealism and automatic drawing.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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