Fran?Ois Morellet

1926 · France

Artist biography

Fran?Ois Morellet is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France. Fran?Ois Morellet was born in 1926. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Fran?Ois Morellet's Gallery representation

Fran?Ois Morellet's work is available for viewing at A arte Invernizzi in Milan, Italy.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, establishing cutting-edge 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. Dominant 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 amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Fran?Ois Morellet

Born in 1926, Fran?Ois Morellet was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Fran?Ois Morellet

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