Victor Brauner, ‘Projet d'Affiche’, 1963, Painting, Gouache on paper, Galerie Bayart
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Victor Brauner

Projet d'Affiche, 1963

Gouache on paper
17 3/10 × 13 4/5 in
44 × 35 cm
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Paris , Le Touquet, Compiègne
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Victor Brauner
Romanian, 1903–1966
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Victor Brauner’s multi-media practice is now most closely associated with Surrealism. During his training at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Brauner had in fact developed an expressionist style, which he later abandoned during his involvement with various Dadaist and Surrealist art publications. It was Yves Tanguy who formally introduced Brauner to the Surrealists and instigated his involvement with the movement. His practice, which included painting, drawing, and printmaking, drew from disparate symbolic systems like Tarot Cards, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and ancient Mexican texts. Brauner asserted that all of his paintings were autobiographical in some way. He led a turbulent life of constant displacement; anticipating the danger of World War II, Brauner reduced the dimensions of his canvases such that each could fit in his luggage for emergency travel—he called these his “suitcase paintings.”

Victor Brauner, ‘Projet d'Affiche’, 1963, Painting, Gouache on paper, Galerie Bayart
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Victor Brauner
Romanian, 1903–1966
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Victor Brauner’s multi-media practice is now most closely associated with Surrealism. During his training at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Brauner had in fact developed an expressionist style, which he later abandoned during his involvement with various Dadaist and Surrealist art publications. It was Yves Tanguy who formally introduced Brauner to the Surrealists and instigated his involvement with the movement. His practice, which included painting, drawing, and printmaking, drew from disparate symbolic systems like Tarot Cards, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and ancient Mexican texts. Brauner asserted that all of his paintings were autobiographical in some way. He led a turbulent life of constant displacement; anticipating the danger of World War II, Brauner reduced the dimensions of his canvases such that each could fit in his luggage for emergency travel—he called these his “suitcase paintings.”

Victor Brauner

Projet d'Affiche, 1963

Gouache on paper
17 3/10 × 13 4/5 in
44 × 35 cm
.
Sold
Location
Paris , Le Touquet, Compiègne
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