Pierre Molinier

1900 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Molinier is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from France. Pierre Molinier was born in 1900. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Maurice Estève, Jean René Bazaine and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Molinier's work is available on display in Galerie Michel Descours and Galerie Le Minotaure in Paris, France. Pierre Molinier's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Bedeaux at Carl Freedman Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 27 September 2019 until 14 December 2019. Pierre Molinier's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom (28 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) with the name Mask and Galerie Ruberl in Austria (05 June 2018 - 27 July 2018) with the name Körperzeichen II. Pierre Molinier's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Körperzeichen II and took place at Galerie Ruberl in Vienna, Austria from the 05 June 2018 to 27 July 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic 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 Molinier

Born in 1900, Pierre Molinier was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most prolific, and are seen as the era in art history when modern and modernist philosophies initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality enabled the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was epitomised in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all sectors of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced during this era.

Pierre Molinier

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