The one-eyed painter and sculptor Victor Brauner

The one-eyed painter and sculptor Victor Brauner (1903-1966) in his studio in Montparnasse, in the 1950s. (Photograph by Emile Savitry – Via Le Monde)
Brauner moved to Paris, lived briefly with Yves Tanguy, and painted a number of works featuring distorted human figures with mutilated eyes. Some of these paintings, dated as early as 1931, proved gruesomely prophetic when, in 1938, he lost his own eye during a fight with the Spanish painters Oscar Dominguez and Esteban Frances…

Victor Brauner

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