Frederic Marie René Chapeaux

1945 - 1994

Artist biography

Frederic Marie René Chapeaux was a visual artist, Frederic Marie René Chapeaux, born in 1945, died in 1994. Artists like Valerie Jaudon, Alex Berdal, Thierry Agullo, Anthony Christian, and Tineke Baghuis were also born in 1945.

Further Biographical Context for Frederic Marie René Chapeaux

Frederic Marie René Chapeaux was born in 1945 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1960s growing up. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, bearing witness to great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Frederic Marie René Chapeaux

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