Size: 19.25 x 30.5 inches
Artist: Georges Braque
Mechthild Cranston wrote that "Probably no twentieth century poet since Apollinaire has known a more intimate and productive relationship with the great visual artists of his day than René Char. The exhibition organized in honor of the poet by the Maeght Fondation in April 1971 [...] [displayed] paintings and sculptures that have inspired Char's poetry." [source] This original lithograph was created for that 1971 exhibition in France, and features a study by Georges Braque. The show itself included the paintings, sculptures, and drawings of numerous contemporary artists, including Courbet, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, and Rodin (amongst others) alongside some of Char's illustrated texts.
Fondation Maeght was conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght (an art dealer and gallery owner) and continually aims to present modern and contemporary art to the public. Welcoming visitors year-round in a unique, architectural complex designed to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms, they boast one of Europe's largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century.