Georges Braque approached lithography as a new medium presenting him with infinite possibilities. He utilized the lithographic process to further explore the movement he co-founded with Pablo Picasso, Cubism.
In lithography, each color used demands a different stone. As Cubism is predicated on the act of collaging, Braque was able to use this method to emphasize and push the boundaries of this avant-garde movement by pressing layers of isolated color onto the paper. In doing so, he was able to explicitly demonstrate the ability of color to act and have effect independently of form. As a result, the lithographs Braque printed with Mourlot consist of strokes and repeated layers of color that, through their thickness and collage-like application, approach the medium of painting, and remove the flatness of the piece.
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