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BILL BRAUER

BILL BRAUER


 


Anyone who knows me at all, knows my fascination for the art of the dance and the painters who capture their skill. I was in th Dollar Tree when I eyed these beautiful calendars. It stunned me that I could look at these for one dollar. They capture a part of me that I seldom set free. Please enjoy this work of an artist who is still with us.

I'm in awe. They are framed and decorate our new rec room. I did buy a few posters, the originals are not in my price range.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

BIOGRAPHY

Known nationally for his sensual figurative paintings, Billy Brauer grew up in Queens, New York knowing he would be an artist. Brauer attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and was a protégé of the renowned surrealist painter Federico Castellon. His first years as an artist were spent working as an illustrator, where Brauer applied his intellect and imagination to progress in his profession. He feels he still uses the design concepts he learned as an illustrator as a painter, manipulating space and form to create a sense of tension and mystery.

 

Statement from the artist...

"I’ve always been able to draw but I failed high school art. They wanted me to draw tables and chairs but I was already drawing figures...so I flunked.

Thus encouraged, I went on to become a professional artist. I worked as a freelance illustrator in New York and also as a printmaker producing etchings and lithos.

I moved to Vermont in 1969 but soon the limitations of printmaking caused me to rethink my direction. I decided to begin painting, which gave me the opportunity to explore size, color, density and surface.

Going up in size also forced me to change imagery. The small and intricate forms of printmaking did not translate well to larger color pieces. As Renaissance painters did, I pursued my fascination with the human form, taking Renaissance concepts of the figure, and combining them with my contemporary design sense to create my own visions.

Formally, the paintings are about shapes next to shapes and colors next to colors. I love manipulating forms. My work draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology and motifs. I use a single light source and a shallow visual depth to create tension and dramatic light and dark patterns. I often use cast shadows, which take on their own presence, adding an air of mystery to the works. In these paintings, something else is happening, just beyond the picture plane; the viewer just gets a hint. I like to create an alluring mood in my paintings that attracts the viewer, and then give them something to hang on to."

http://www.billbrauerstudios.com/biography/

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TANGO DANCERS

HARVEST MOON

NARCISUS

AUTUMN LIGHT

FIRST WE DANCE


ECHO

EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY

THE GOLD DRESS

ART LOVERS

TANGO

TUTT' ART

SALOME

TITT' ART

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