Romanian Victor Brauner 's surrealist bestiary


studio He was introduced to Yves Tanguy surrealism thanks and to André Breton who honored him with an animated introduction at Brauner’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Pierre, in 1934. Unfortunately, the event was not well received and Brauner returned to Bucharest for 4 years. In 1938, he moved with Tanguy and began to paint works that had distorted human figures with mutilated eyes as a center symbol. A terrible prophecy for what was he to suffer: he lost an eye in a violent conflict in the same year. Brauner fled to southern France in the Second World War and kept in touch with other surrealists and then settled in Switzerland. Avid art promoter, when he couldn’t allow materials, he improvised with candle wax and invented a technique of graffito. Back in Paris in 1945, his art developed using symbols and shapes based on tarot cards, Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mexican symbols. His works have been exhibited in international galleries. He died in Paris in 1966. You can check his work at National Museum of the Art of Romania, if you’re visiting. 1  ]]>