Étienne Aimé Bourbon

1945 - 1976

Artist biography

Étienne Aimé Bourbon was an artist, Born in 1945, Étienne Aimé Bourbon passed away in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Antonio Benevento, Gerhard Faulhaber, Cecile Baird, Masaki Nakayama, and John Alexander.

Further Biographical Context for Étienne Aimé Bourbon

Étienne Aimé Bourbon was born in 1945 and was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely powerful era which engendered an important number of disruptions and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society followed, with revolutionary values and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Étienne Aimé Bourbon

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