1924 · France
Georges Noël is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in France. Georges Noël was born in 1924. Also born in France around 1924 and of the same generation are Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Georges Noël's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like France and Italy. Galleries exhibiting Georges Noël's work include Galerie Charron and Galerie Catherine Putman in Paris, and Lorenzelli Arte in Milan. Georges Noël's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Charron in Paris (07 January 2019 until 15 March 2019) with the exhibition Palimpsestes. Georges Noël's work has also been exhibited during the Noir et blanc exhibition at Galerie Catherine Putman in Paris, France (22 September 2018 - 27 October 2018).
Historical Context of France
France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Applauded and leading French artists from the beginning 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 thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Georges Noël
Georges Noël was born in 1924 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.