The Museum of Modern Art in Paris is dedicating to Victor Brauner (1903-1966), a singular figure of surrealism, an important monograph bringing together more than a hundred works, paintings and drawings. Born in Romania, Victor Brauner took part in the artistic effervescence of Bucharest in the 1920s, before joining the surrealist movement in Paris in 1933. The war forced him, due to his Jewish status, his irregular situation and his opposition. to any form of fascist and totalitarian oppression, to go underground in the south of France, unable to emigrate to the United States. Paradoxically, this period of fear and material deprivation is rich in technical invention (the use of wax and salvaged materials) and forms.
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Sept 18, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021