Guy Debord

1931 · France

Artist biography

Guy Debord is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Macha Poynder, Xavier Dauny, Jean-Michel Othoniel , Théo Mercier, and Michael Quistrebert. Guy Debord was born in 1931.

Guy Debord's Gallery representation

Guy Debord's work is available for viewing at Galerie Dominique Fiat located in Paris, France.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is currently 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 centre, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Guy Debord

Born in 1931, Guy Debord was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Guy Debord

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