Martine Bedin

1957 · France

Artist biography

Martine Bedin is an established artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other prominent artists such as Anne Deleporte, Céline Duval Documentation, Anne Brégeaut, Nina Childress, and Clement Rodzielski. Martine Bedin was born in 1957.

Martine Bedin's Gallery representation

Martine Bedin is represented and exhibited by Pierre Marie Giraud in Brussels, Belgium.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant 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 considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Martine Bedin

Martine Bedin was born in 1957 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the generation. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Martine Bedin

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