Bernard Piffaretti

1955 · France

Artist biography

Bernard Piffaretti is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Jérôme Zonder, Vincent Parisot, Aurélien Froment, Valéry Vécu Quitard, and Laurent Saksik. Bernard Piffaretti was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bernard Piffaretti's work is available on display in 4 galleries around the globe, such as in France, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Bernard Piffaretti's work include Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France, Galerie Onrust in the Netherlands, and galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States. Bernard Piffaretti most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels with the exhibition Limits, Edges And Frontiers. The exhibition was open from 04 April 2019 until 28 June 2019. Bernard Piffaretti's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Acteur (28 February 2020 - 24 April 2020) at Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France and Duel (28 November 2018 - 03 March 2019) at Galería Marta Cervera in Spain. Bernard Piffaretti's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Duel and took place at Galería Marta Cervera in Madrid, Spain from the 28 November 2018 to 03 March 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, establishing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Piffaretti

Bernard Piffaretti was born in 1955 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Bernard Piffaretti

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