'Print REbels' exhibition at the City Assembly House 9th July-27th August 2021
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Dancing Figure - Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963)
1931 | | Coloured linocut | Signed in the plate, Original frame chosen by Malcolm Osborne
Georges Braque in 1934 expressed himself thus: "in terms of volume, of line, of weight, and beauty, the artist interprets subjective impressions to create work that goes beyond the everyday towards something lasting and eternal." It was only after the Second World War that he worked in printmaking with earnest.
In 1960, Braque was awarded the Grand Croix de la Legion d'Honneur and the following year a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Louvre, Paris, the first time a living artist had been accorded such an honour. Braque lived to see several exhibitions of his graphic work including a full retrospective at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, 1960.
Edward Twohig RE (Fellow)
'Print REbels' at the City Assembly House would not have been possible with the financial support of Northern Trust (Ireland), the Heritage Council and Camilla McAleese.