Gilles Aillaud

1928 · France

Artist biography

Gilles Aillaud is seen as an established artist, who was born in France. Gilles Aillaud was born in 1928. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gilles Aillaud's work is on display at Galerie Loevenbruck located in Paris, France. Gilles Aillaud is currently exhibiting at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris with the exhibition Plages et désert (13 March 2020 - 09 May 2020). Gilles Aillaud's work has also been exhibited during the Carte Blanche à Pierre Buraglio et Rachel Stella exhibition at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (25 March 2020 - 29 April 2020).

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations 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 an essential intellectual and cultural hub, establishing 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 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 amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Gilles Aillaud

Gilles Aillaud was born in 1928 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gilles Aillaud

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