ITEM TITLE Hyde Park en Été

ARTIST NAME Brasilier, André

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André Brasilier (b.1929)

Hyde Park en Été

Oil on canvas, signed. Painted 1972
Canvas size: 38 x 51in / 96 x 129cm
Frame size: 46 x 59in / 117 x 150cm


‘Hyde Park en Été’ concentrates on one of Brasiler’s central motifs – the horse. As he said himself, “I really like this animal, as much for its beauty, as for the harmony that it has with nature. In nature, the horse gives a sense of scale. It provides interesting proportions with the sea and the sky, for example. I love life, and horses, with their forms and their ardour, delight and intrigue me.”


Private Collection, Japan


André Brasilier has kindly authenticated this painting.


André Brasilier is a French painter and printmaker whose work is typified by a breezy lyricism, wherein real-life subjects are transposed into dreamlike settings. Brasilier’s images portray a peaceful world, with delicate compositional and color harmonies bathed in soft, cool light. He takes significant aesthetic and philosophical inspiration from Japanese prints, with his paintings often featuring pastoral scenes, musical instruments, the sea, women, and horses.

Born on October 29, 1929 in Saumur, France to an artistic family where both of his parents were painters, Brasilier attended the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 20. He had his first retrospective of 100 artworks from 1950-1980 at the Château de Chenonceau in 1980 and had another retrospective exhibition at the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi in Antibes (French Riviera) in 1988. He has also had further major retrospectives at both the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Saarlois in Germany. Over the years Brasilier has held numerous exhibitions all over the world, including in France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Russia, The Netherland, Korea, and Hong Kong. Brasilier continues to live in Paris, France.