Georges Rousse

1947 · France

Artist biography

Georges Rousse is an established contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other prominent artists such as Emmanuel Saulnier, Aguirre Schwarz, Jean-François Boclé, Jean-François Bauret, and Philippe Durand. Georges Rousse was born in 1947.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Georges Rousse is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like France and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Georges Rousse's work include Galerie Catherine Putman in Paris, Galerie Claire Gastaud in Clermont-Ferrand, and Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in New York. Georges Rousse most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Magda Danysz Gallery | Shanghai in China (22 June 2019 until 31 August 2019) with the exhibition The Hand That Drew Alone. Georges Rousse's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; aquarelles et photographies (08 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Galerie Catherine Putman in Paris and Oeuvres Choisies (10 May 2019 - 12 June 2019) at Galerie RX in Paris. Georges Rousse's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Installation in Situ and took place at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in New York, the United States from the 28 June 2018 to 24 August 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital 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 artistic 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Rousse

Born in 1947, Georges Rousse was largely influenced by the 1960s. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging parallel to each other. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual cues. A parallel movement developed on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first blossoming of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes 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 artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Georges Rousse

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