André Brasilier (1929)

André Brasilier

André Brasilier

André Brasilier is a French painter and printmaker whose work is typified by a breezy lyricism, wherein real-life subjects are transposed into dreamlike settings.




His father Jacques Brasilier was a Symbolist painter, close to the Nabis. Seeking harmony between plastic construction and emotion, drawing inspiration from life, he defined himself as a “trans figurative” painter: according to him, painting is above all a transfiguration of reality and not realism. His images portray a peaceful world, with delicate compositional and color harmonies bathed in soft, cool light. He takes significant aesthetic and philosophical inspiration from Japanese prints, with his paintings often featuring pastoral scenes, musical instruments, the sea, women, and horses.

Born on October 29, 1929 in Saumur, France to an artistic family where both of his parents were painters, Brasilier attended the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 20. He has had major retrospectives at both the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Saarlois in Germany. Brasilier continues to live in Paris, France.


 

 



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