Michèle Maurin

1954

Artist biography

Michèle Maurin is seen as an established contemporary artist. Michèle Maurin was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are Florentino Diaz Flores, Belic Milija, Mikhail Krunov, Zvjezdana Fio, and Aurel Vlad.

Further Biographical Context for Michèle Maurin

Michèle Maurin was born in 1954 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving global recognition.

Michèle Maurin

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