Andre Brasilier – Quatuor, 1986
André Brasilier ‘Four’ Lithograph
Artist: André Brasilier
Title: Quatuor ‘Four’
Medium: Original Lithograph, 1986
Signature: Hand signed in pencil by the artist
Dimensions: 15 x 21.6 in, 38 x 55 cm
Japan Paper – Perfect Condition A+
This beautiful original lithograph, created in 1986 by Andre Brasilier, is as elegant as the artist himself. He creates works that are a blend of expressionism and ethereal beauty. His works often features themes and motifs like horses, nature, music, and the female figure. Andre Brasilier, very much like Henri Matisse, is an artist of beauty and hope that elevates us and heals our soul. This proof is an artist proof dedicated to his printer. E.A., Signed & Annotated “Pour Jacques et Liliane Mourlot”.
Ed. 100 on Arches. A further 25 on Japan Paper and 5 artist proofs. Ref. Le Pichon #197
Both of Brasilier’s parents were painters, and he began painting as a child. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 20, and by 23, had won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for painting. His works blend abstraction, expressionism, and vivid colours. He often features the human form, horses, nature, and music, with an emphasis on composition and movement. He has had numerous exhibitions all over the world and was honoured by a retrospective exhibition of his work at Russia’s renowned Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2005 and at the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen in Germany in 2007.
b.1929 in Saumur, France
André Brasilier is a French painter and printmaker whose work is typified by a blend of expressionism and abstraction. André Brasilier's lyrical, dreamlike paintings explore an intimate communion with nature. The artist's wife and muse, Chantal, is a favourite subject, often portrayed delicately arranging flowers or beautifully poised on benches surrounded by nature . Horses are also a recurring theme in the artist's work, described by Brasilier as "a superb creation...charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism and beauty". The majesty of these wonderful creatures feature prominently throughout Brasilier's career, their elegant forms cantering through serene seascapes, chilly winter woods and brilliant sunsets.
Surrounded by the idyllic French countryside, Brasilier’s artistic talents and appreciation for nature blossomed early on. Brasilier states that ‘painting must be alive’. The artist has spent his career trying to ‘capture emotions and share them,’ striving to create works that survive him. ‘Every masterpiece that has moved humanity throughout history was a testimony of life,’ he explains. Painting, he adds dramatically, is ‘a fight for life against death.’
Nature is a recurrent focus of his paintings, which frequently depict pastoral scenes, or the changing seasons. The focus, the artist explains, is instinctive: ‘I live in the countryside; I was practically born in the countryside.’ For Brasilier, ‘every window becomes a painting; I see trees as if they are drawings, their branches organised.’ Inspired by the work of the Fauves and Gauguin, who he describes as his père spirituel, Brasilier casts these landscapes in bright colour, working in a palette of vivid blue, pink, orange and yellow.
There has been a remarkable rise of André Brasilier works in the last 6 years and it shows no sign of slowing down. His work has risen in value of 557%, which is mirrored by the number of his pieces sold at auction.