Auteur: BRANDS EUGENE (1913 - 2002)

Naam: Vaas met bloemen


Formaat: 39 X 32 cm

BRANDS EUGENE (1913 - 2002)

Eugène Brands (Dutch, 1913–2002) was a painter and one of the founders of the CoBrA movement. Born in Amsterdam, Brands studied commercial art at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After graduating, he spent several months working as a designer in various advertising firms, before dedicating himself to fine art full time. Early on, he created assemblages from found objects. He also started experimenting with paint and language. During World War II, he became influenced by the Surrealists’ concept of automatic writing, and created pictures in charcoal, ink, and gouache inspired by the cosmos, and developed an extensive collection of ritual objects and music from Africa. Though Brands organized the landmark 1949 CoBrA exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, he split from the movement immediately afterwards. In the 1950s, Brands became inspired by the drawings of his young daughter, and executed a number of oil-on-paper works, which incorporated magical elements. In the 1960s, his work became increasingly abstract. He began to abandon form and paint works that incorporated large areas of color. In 1967, he became a teacher at the Royal Academy of Modern Art and Design in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Throughout his career, Brands remained true to the expression of primitive art and music. From 1993 until his death, because of the physical demands of painting on canvas, he focused on making gouaches on paper. He had numerous shows at institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, and the CoBrA Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, among others. Brands died in Amsterdam at the age of 89.

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