1921 · France
Georges Mathieu is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from France. Georges Mathieu was born in 1921. Born in the same country and around the same year are Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Georges Mathieu's work is available on display in 7 galleries around the globe, such as in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Aktis Gallery in the United Kingdom, as well as Seine 55 and Galerie Templon | Paris in France. Georges Mathieu's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Perrotin | Hong Kong in China. The exhibition was open from 20 November 2019 until 20 December 2019. Georges Mathieu's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Templon | Paris in France (08 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name Les années 60-70 and Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. in Italy (13 October 2018 - 24 November 2018) with the name From Magritte to Warhol from De Chirico to Sissi. Georges Mathieu's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Les années 60-70 and took place at Galerie Templon | Paris in France from the 08 September 2018 to 20 October 2018.
Georges Mathieu in private collections
On Artland Georges Mathieu's art can be found in the following collection: Fausto Gasparetto which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Liam Fallon, Miriam Tölke, and Sarah Derat.
Historical Context of France
France has been an important nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged 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 amongst many of others.
Further Biographical Context for Georges Mathieu
Georges Mathieu was born in 1921, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.