La Belle Jardinière by André Brasilier (b.1929)

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La Belle Jardinière
Oil on canvas: 130 x 90 cm
Framed size: 154 x 114 cm
Signed, 1986
by André Brasilier (b.1929)

Provenance : Galerie Etienne Sassi, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné by Xavier de Coulages 1982-2002, no. 1986/28

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André Brasilier is the son of the artist Jacques Brasilier, and was born in Saumur in 1929. In 1949 Brasilier commenced studying under Maurice Briancon at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was awarded the Prix Florence-Blumental in 1952, and the Grand Prix de Rome in 1953, following which he spent three years living at the Villa Medici in Rome – a privilege extended by the French Academy to prize-winners until 1968. He also received the Prix Charles-Morellet at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture in 1961, and the Prix de Villeneuve-sur-Lot in 1962.

André Brasilier’s world is a peaceful, carefree one, with delicate harmonies bathed in light. He is inspired by pastoral scenes, music, the sea, elegant women, and horses in particular for their beauty and empathy with nature.” I love life, and horses with their forms and their ardour, delight and intrigue me”.

In addition to major group exhibitions in Paris in the ‘50’s and 60’s, André Brasilier has mainly concentrated on one-man exhibitions annually since the 1950’s up until the present day, in Paris and throughout France, as well as Japan, New York, Germany and Canada, totaling some 55 in all. His first large retrospective exhibition was at the Chateau de Chenonceau in 1980, showing 100 paintings spanning 1950 -1980, followed in 1988 by a second retrospective at the Musée Picasso in the Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes. Between September – November 2005 a major retrospective exhibition of his paintings was held at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, closely followed in 2006 by a retrospective at the Espace des Arts in Paris, and in 2007 by a travelling retrospective collection of his work in five Japanese cities – Tokyo, Nagoya, Niigata, Sapporo, and Fukuoka. He continues to exhibit in London, Paris and New York.

“I always try to give the quintessence of a subject, to say a great deal with a little, like Japanese artists who focus on asceticism and simplicity”.

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