Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)

La nuit, la faim (L’aube)

Night, Hunger (Dawn)
1960
    Coloured lithograph on Arches paper, 25/30
  • Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, published by Adrien Maeght, Paris, 1960
Image 27 × 17.5 cm
Sheet 31 × 23.3 cm
Signatures and Inscriptions
Signed ΄G. Braque΄ (lower right), numbered ΄25/30΄ (lower left)
Current location
Artwork is not currently on display
Tour Guide Code
240
Audio Guide

In 1960, the writer Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes asked from Braque to illustrate his poetry collection entitled Night, Hunger. The painter accepted the said suggestion and signed two drawings, including Dawn, presented herein.

In this case, Braque moves away from figuration so as to evoke a couple of harmonious shapes, indistinctly reminiscent of birds. Thus, he expresses his deep desire to adapt his art to the world of his friend and writer, showing a real modesty, despite the fact that his work was regarded with esteem at the time.

Georges Braque
(1882 - 1963)
Gender
Man
Nationality
French
First Name
Georges
Last Name
Braque
Birth
Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France, 1882
Death
Paris, France, 1963