Jean-Michel Atlan

1913 - 1960 · France

Artist biography

Jean-Michel Atlan was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in France. Jean-Michel Atlan, born in 1913, died in 1960. Born in the same country and around the same year are Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages.

Jean-Michel Atlan's exhibition

Jean-Michel Atlan's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Nouvelle École de Paris at SETAREH in Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2019 until 13 March 2020.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential 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, led by key figures of the art world. Applauded and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Michel Atlan

Jean-Michel Atlan was born in 1913, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Jean-Michel Atlan

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