1921 · France
Jean Dewasne is an established artist, who was born and brought up in France. Jean Dewasne was born in 1921. 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
Jean Dewasne's work is available on viewing in Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium and Lorenzelli Arte in Italy. Jean Dewasne's work are currently exhibiting at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris with the exhibition Hard edge (12 March 2020 - 07 May 2020).
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 pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. 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 settled 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 contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Jean Dewasne
Jean Dewasne was born in 1921 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.