The rich blue color bursts from the page, overtaking the black lettering and white background. Drawn onto a page from the book "Braque Le goût de notre temps" by Albert Skira this hand applied watercolor is striking. In several strong stokes, a flower is presented with its blue petals seeming to float down the page until almost reaching the bottom. Caught in between the flower and falling petals is the black hand-written dedication that reads, "Pour Louis Broder, Le 22 Mars 1962."
Louis Broder was an art publisher and collaborator to many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He commissioned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Art, Jacques Villon, Andre Masson, and of course Georges Braque to create interpretations of literary works, poems, or conceptual ideas through a variety of mediums.
Dated to March 22, 1965, this unique original watercolor drawing by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, 1882- Paris, 1963) is featured in the book "Braque Le goût de notre temps" by Albert Skira with text by Jean Leymarie, published by editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1961.There is a hand written dedication in ink, in the upper left that reads, "Pour Louis Broder Le 22 Mars 1962."