François Bard

1959 · France

Artist biography

François Bard is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Christophe Robe, Leon Augustin Lhermitte, Arnaud Maguet, Gilles Desrozier, and Nicolas Wilmouth. François Bard was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

François Bard is represented and exhibited by Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States. François Bard's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Olivier Waltman in Paris (12 June 2019 until 30 August 2019) with the exhibition Summer group show. François Bard's only other exhibition is MASTERPIECE, which took place at Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States (27 September 2018 - 25 October 2018).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for François Bard

Born in 1959, François Bard's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

François Bard

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