Visionary Art Gallery
About This Project
In contrast to the dominating abstract painting, in the 1950s this group carried on where the classical Surrealists and the Old Masters had left off. Influenced by Pieter Breughel’s and Hieronymus Bosch’s image world, Arik Brauer created an image cosmos, which evolved between the techniques of the Old Masters and fantastical Surrealism.
Arik Brauer’s first large retrospective took place in 1979, followed by several exhibitions traveling through the USA in 1982. That same year Arik Brauer also received an order to paint a mural at the university of Haifa. Brauer regarded himself not only as a painter but also as an architect, graphic artist, author, poet, songwriter and balladeer. This versatility demonstrates a constant unity of his creative work and life, which is carried by a human idealism.