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Hesiod's Theogony. Abstract Composition

Accession Number
1953/1.66

Title
Hesiod's Theogony. Abstract Composition

Artist(s)
Georges Braque

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1932

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
14 4/5 in x 11 11/16 in (37.62 cm x 29.69 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The Greek epic poem "Theogeny" was written by Hesiod circa 700 B.C.E., exploring the creation of the cosmos, as well as the divine kingship of Zeus.

Physical Description
Abstract etching on paper. Braque works wih line, evident in the fluidity of the mark and crosshatching. This exploration of line gives the piece three-dimensionality, common in his other abstract works.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
etchings (prints)

2 Related Resources

Greek Cultural Influence
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Su19 Tarbet - GTBOOKS 201 : Parageographies
(Part of: 2019 Summer Study Sets)

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