Chantal Crestant


Artist biography

Chantal Crestant is an established artist, Chantal Crestant was born in 1939. Artists like Benno Breyer, Enrico Anguillesi, Alfred Sisley, Bozena Augustínová-Rochanovská, and Simeonie Allurut were also born in 1939.

Further Biographical Context for Chantal Crestant

Born in 1939, Chantal Crestant's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chantal Crestant

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