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Soaring Birds

Accession Number
1985/1.107

Title
Soaring Birds

Artist(s)
Georges Braque

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1963

Medium & Support
lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions
14 15/16 in x 11 1/4 in (38 cm x 28.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
birds (motifs)
collaboration
lithographs
poetry

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