Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk

1944

Artist biography

Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk was a visual artist. Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk was born in 1944. Also born in 1944 and of this same generation are Akbar Behkalam, Warwick Addeley, Gisela Conrad, Commander Cody, and Jiang Jimeng.

Further Biographical Context for Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk

Born in 1944, Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk's creative work was largely inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an enormous increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, a number of artistic movements echoed the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Mikhail Nikolaevich Mikhailunk

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