Noël Dolla

1945 · France

Artist biography

Noël Dolla is seen as an established artist, who was born in France, like other prominent artists such as Hippolyte Hentgen, Yan Morvan, Youcef Korichi, Antoine Bouillot, and Christian Courrèges. Noël Dolla was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Noël Dolla is represented by GDM | Paris in France. Noël Dolla most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (17 December 2019 until 31 January 2020) with the exhibition GUERRE(S). Noël Dolla's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; L'OISEAU NE SAIT PAS LE VERTIGE (16 October 2019 - 06 December 2019) at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France and Cross the Breeze (08 September 2018 - 06 October 2018) at Valentin in France. Noël Dolla's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called The Surface of the East Coast: Supports/Surfaces from Nice to New York and took place at Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York, the United States from the 21 June 2018 to 24 July 2018.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading 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 relocated 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 onset of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Noël Dolla

Born in 1945, Noël Dolla was primarily influenced by the 1960s growing up. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging parallel to each other. On one hand, Pop championed the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual inspiration. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first flowerings of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further developed some of the expressive philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, but reduced much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Around the world a number of artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Noël Dolla

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