Jean-Bernard Métais is a creative artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other prominent artists such as Florian Bézu, Olivier Petiteau, Julien Comte-Gaz, Simon Hantaï, and Verna Jean-Luc.
About Jean-Bernard Métais' work
Jean-Bernard Métais' work is often defined as design art. What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be anchored in the Decorative Arts, but later on branched itself into a variety of areas such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that aimed for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.
Jean-Bernard Métais' exhibition
Currently, two works from Jean-Bernard Métais are for sale on Artland.
Historical Context of France
France has been an influential country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, 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 creative 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.