Based on his 1930s sketchbook drawings of Greek vases and engraved gems at the Louvre, Georges Braque created a print series based on the Theogony (genealogy of the gods) written by Hesiod in the eighth or ninth century B.C. He chose as the frontispiece an image of Eros (god of love) and Eurybia (also known as Thetis, goddess of the sea and mother of the stars). In this work, Braque has surrounded the two figures with undulating etched lines and grounded them with the addition of a tree trunk sprouting new life. This masterful print was made from the original artist plate in 1975, and is plate-signed.
Intrigued by the idea of “multiple perspectives,” Braque is regarded as one of the founders of Cubism. His work is found in all of the world's great museums, and he remains a true giant of 20th-century art.