ANDRÉ BRASILIER (FRENCH, B.1929)
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ANDRÉ BRASILIER (FRENCH, B.1929)

Camargue

Details
ANDRÉ BRASILIER (FRENCH, B.1929)
Camargue
signed ‘André Brasilier’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
81 × 116.2 cm. (31 7/8 × 45 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2012
Provenance
Acquired from the artist by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming André Brasilier catalogue raisonné being prepared by Alexis Brasilier.

Camargue presents on a large and impressive scale one of André Brasilier’s favorite and most enduring subjects: galloping horses within nature. Here, he depicts a group of equestrians on a beach in the southern French region of Camargue, which is known for its eponymous horse breed, the white Camarguais. These relatively small horses were of special interest to the artist, and are generally accepted to be one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world.

The horse is one of the most prominent subjects of Brasilier’s art, as the artist described in an interview, “As for the horse, I really like this animal, as much for its beauty as for the harmony that it has with nature… I love life, and horses, with their forms and their ardor, delight and intrigue me” (Interview with André Brasilier, www.brasilier.fr, September 2014).

With a career that spans the 20th and 21st Century, the French artist Brasilier studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris when he was twenty years old. Three years later he won the highly-coveted award, the Prix de Rome for painting. Over the course of his long and prolific career, Brasilier has had retrospectives of his work held in museums across the globe. With his distinctive, elegant graphic style and rich use of color, Brasilier transforms depictions of nature into imaginary and enchanting landscapes.

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