Soaring BirdsArtist(s)Georges BraqueArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1963Medium & Supportlithograph on cream wove paperDimensions
14 15/16 in x 11 1/4 in (38 cm x 28.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Gilbert M. FrimetSubject matter
This print was part of a collaborative album of poetry and lithographs called Lettera Amorosa
. The poetry was written by Rene Char while Braque created the lithographs inspired by Char's words. In this print, Braque features a bird motif, prominent in his later years. The flying birds often characterize the freedom of Braque's art and spirit.Physical Description
This print shows two flying birds, facing each other with their beaks touching encircled in a ring reminiscent of a window. The birds and ring are a deep purple color. There are hints of yellow around the birds and an inky mix of soft beiges, browns, and greys makes up the background within the ring.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image
for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.