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Creating a Print: Line Etchings

Featuring Georges Braque's Job, 1911

Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963). Job, 1911. Etching, edition of 100, image area: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (13.97 x 19.69 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, by exchange, 1949 (P1949:3).

Lesson Plan Details

Conceptual Basis

Twentieth-century French artist Georges Braque made many contributions to the art world. A co-founder of Cubism along with Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Braque created works that contain geometric shapes, a variety of lines, and simultaneous perspectives. Braque started his career as a painter but his art evolved over the course of his life. His etchings, which he created toward the end of his career, embody his Cubist ideals. Inspired by Braque’s printmaking, this project explores the process of creating an etching.