Niki De Saint Phalle

1930 - 2002 · France

Artist biography

Niki De Saint Phalle was a visual artist, who was born and brought up in France. Born in 1930, Niki De Saint Phalle passed away in 2002. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Niki De Saint Phalle's work is represented by natalie seroussi in Paris, France. Niki De Saint Phalle's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Tang Contemporary Art | Hong Kong in China. The exhibition was open from 11 July 2019 until 16 August 2019. Niki De Saint Phalle's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Le Vaisseau d’Or (09 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris and «Ce n’est pas sans motif que j’ai confronté ces deux Pierre» (17 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris. Niki De Saint Phalle's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called TERRES DE FEMMES and took place at Praz-Delavallade | Paris in France from the 01 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known 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. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Niki De Saint Phalle

Born in 1930, Niki De Saint Phalle was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Niki De Saint Phalle

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