Ludovic Loudière

1963 · France

Artist biography

Ludovic Loudière is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Alexandre Lunois (P)*, Michel Godjevac, Isabelle Levistre, Jean Noël De Soye, and Jean-Yves Jouannais. Ludovic Loudière was born in 1963.

About Ludovic Loudière's work

Ludovic Loudière is best known for making figurative work. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply described as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the representation of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains highly resourceful and inventive, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, spanning from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently 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 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. Major 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 Ludovic Loudière

Ludovic Loudière was born in 1963 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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