Nicolas Bruant is seen as an established contemporary artist, Nicolas Bruant was born in 1951. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Christopher Le Brun, Melissa Miller, Thomas Lawson, John Brill, and Bracha L. Ettinger.
Further Biographical Context for Nicolas Bruant
Nicolas Bruant was born in 1951, grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.