Geneviève Laurent


Artist biography

Geneviève Laurent was a visual artist. Geneviève Laurent was born in 1935. Artists Petr Ivin, Michel Jean Guinamant, Gustavo Alamon, Metin Gönül, and József Bartovics are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Geneviève Laurent

Geneviève Laurent was born in 1935 and grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.