Ratafiou in private collections
On Artland Ratafiou's works can be found in the following collection: sylvain which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Tora Aghabayova, Michele Gabriele, and Hur Kyung-Ae.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the beginnings of what is today 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 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, contributing cutting-edge 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. Dominant 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 amongst many of others.