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Yanet Bonilla Art Class

As I was looking at many different biomorphic artists I came upon an artist named Victor Brauner’s. His work caught my attention right away. His painting pieces were very creative. Brauner was not only a painter but he also created a couple of other forms of art such as assemblages, sculptures, posters and illustrations. Some of his prints are religious while others are imagery. He created unusual, obsessional images and creatures combining nature’s different kingdoms. For example his work could consist of strange creatures with huge heads attached to different plants and animals as well human beings. A lot of his paintings have an oversize eye due to an accident he encountered Victor Brauner was born on June 15, 1903, in Piatra-Neamt, Romania. Both his parents were jewish, his father was involved in spiritualism. Spiritualism is a belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with living people. His father sent him to evangelical school in Braïla from 1916 to 1918. Three years later, in the year 1921 he attended the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest. In 1924 he became co-founder of the Dadaist journal "75 H.P.". and his first one-man show was presented at Bucharest's Galerie Mozart. He moved to Paris in 1925 but returned to Bucharest approximately a year later.
By the year of 1929 Brauner was associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist group. In the year 1930 he finally decided to settle in Paris where he became close to the sculptor Brancusi, Giacometti. Later Brancusi introduced him to the painter Yves Tanguy. Tanguy introduced him to other members of the Surrealist movement. By the year of 1933 he had joined the surrealist group. You may ask yourself what is the surrealist group and why are they so important? The surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to unlock the power of the imagination. In 1934, Andre Breton, the leader of the Surrealist movement, wrote the introduction to the catalogue for Brauner's exhibition at the Galerie Pierre.
The year 1935 is when he returned to Bucharest, where he remained until 1938-1939. Brauner was involved in a fight at a