Philippe Magnard

1952

Artist biography

Philippe Magnard is an established contemporary visual artist. Philippe Magnard was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Anton Hasell, Carol Dalton, Michael Von Cube, Luigi Mangone, and Jiang Zhenqing.

Further Biographical Context for Philippe Magnard

Philippe Magnard was born in 1952 and grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Philippe Magnard

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