16 December 2013

Victor Brauner: Cimetière de Montmartre #1

Victor Brauner (1903–66) was a Romanian-born painter – first a dadaist and then a surrealist – who was part of an important community of Romanian writers and artists in France, such as Constantin Brâncuși, Emil Cioran, Mircea Eliade, Eugène Ionesco, Isidore Isou, Panaït Istrati and Tristan Tzara. The words on his tomb read: 'Pour moi peindre c'est la vie, la vraie vie, MA VIE': 'For me painting is life, the real life, MY LIFE'.

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