L'Arc de triomphe by André Brasilier

  • This vibrant view of Paris' Arc de Triomphe was composed by André Brasilier
  • The work's vitality and intensity of color are trademarks of the artist
  • An oversized French flag indicates this is Bastille Day and infuses the canvas with bold color
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André Brasilier
b. 1929 | French

L'Arc de triomphe

Signed “André Brasilier” (lower right); signed and titled "L'Arc de triomphe / André Brasilier" (en verso)
Oil on canvas

Energized with bold color, this monumental oil on canvas by famed French painter André Brasilier captures the famed Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris' most recognizable landmarks, on Bastille Day. The architectural grandeur of the historic site and the celebratory nature of the scene come alive thanks to Brasilier's expressionist influences, seen in his distinctive loose brushstrokes and saturated color palette. A French flag, hanging from the apex of the arch, dominates the canvas and vibrates with intensity of color. The artist perfectly evokes the vitality of this distinctively Parisian affair, with the monument and crowds awash in the bright light of the midday sun.

Born to two accomplished artists, Brasilier was naturally drawn to painting, and at the age of 20, he moved to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. Brasilier has received several prestigious awards, including the 1952 Prix Florence Blumenthal and the 1953 Prix de Rome. He is also one of only two artists (the other being Pablo Picasso) honored with a retrospective at Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum during their lifetime. He has exhibited works alongside legends such as Picasso, Braque, Chagall and Miro, and he is represented in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). 

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Alexis Brasilier.

Canvas: 57 1/4" high x 38 1/8" wide
Frame: 67" high x 47 3/4" wide
L'Arc de triomphe by André Brasilier
Maker: Brasilier, André
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 3.0
Width: 47.75
Height: 67.0
Style: Modernism
Canvas Width: 38.125
Canvas Height: 57.25
L'Arc de triomphe by André Brasilier
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