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Yves Brayer 1907 – 1990 Cadaques 18.5” x 15”
Yves Brayer (1907 – 1990)
For 30 years, the Brayer family and I have shared the desire to highlight the work of Yves Brayer and a life dedicated to painting. Over the course of my exhibitions, I wanted to convey my amazement for the “on the spot” work of this painter of Nature and life, whose curiosity is always awake.
Two years ago, in the continuity of this work of memory, we began a series of exhibitions in three parts with the exhibition and the publication of the book “Yves Brayer – A new look”.
It is a journey as close as possible to the work of Yves Brayer, a tribute to his adopted land, that we are offering you this year: The second episode of this trilogy has the theme: “Provence Camargue Côte d’Azur Cordes-sur-Ciel”, exhibition whose works are reproduced in a book published on this occasion and for which Patrick de Carolis, member of the Academy of Fine Arts and mayor of the city of Arles, wrote the preface (Editions des Falaises).
From 1945, the Alpilles, Provence and the great expanses of the Camargue became his favorite theater. In winter or summer, he will set up his easel there. A relentless worker, always armed with his palette, he sought to capture these “thousand kinds of sun” evoked by Giono. Without bias or borders, he painted happiness. That of the world, but especially that of this Provence that he chose and loved.