Pierre Dessons

1936 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Dessons is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Claude Hemeret, Jean-Baptiste Valadie, Adrien Vescovi, Thomas Jorion, and Paul Mignard. Pierre Dessons was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Dessons' work is on display at MH Gallery located in Brussels, Belgium. Pierre Dessons' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Bois et merveilles at MH Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 27 March 2019 until 10 May 2019.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Dessons

Born in 1936, Pierre Dessons was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about 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 limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Pierre Dessons

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