The Network of Artists around Victor Brauner

brauner_insotitorii

(Emil Nicolae, Victor Brauner și însoțitorii [Victor Brauner and His Fellow-travelers], Ed. Hasefer, Bucharest, 2013.)

The volume consists of twenty shorter texts that explore Victor Brauner’s universe in terms of biography, spiritual kinship and artistic analogy. The author succeeds in retracing elements of biography that go beyond the simple factual level, and finding the instants where “facts” often result in works of art, anecdotes worth remembering, and germs of stories that have never been written. The strategy of the book is to present Brauner in his relation to others: how they saw him, how Brauner saw them, how they interacted, how they “met”, often in spiritual ways only, through their shared interests and aspirations.

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Szürrealista hieroglifák

Emil Nicolae: Victor Brauner. La izvoarele operei. Hasefer, Buc., 2004.

Olyan kezdőmondat nem igazán van, hogy „az egyik legérdekesebb szürrealista festő”, vagy ha van, akkor ásításba fullad.

Kezdjük máshonnan: Brauner merész és radikális mítoszokat építő festő, értelmezői szerint „szürrealista hieroglifákat” fest, képei egyfajta szintaktikus gondolkodást hordoznak, erőteljesen nyelvi jellegűek.

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