Renée Aardewijn is an established contemporary artist, Renée Aardewijn was born in 1950. Artists like Salvatore Falci, Ngurah Arya Arnawa, Virginia Patrone, Robert Taplin, and Hubertus Hamm were also born in 1950.
Further Biographical Context for Renée Aardewijn
Renée Aardewijn was born in 1950 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1960s growing up. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly astonishing across the globe. Evocative of a time inspiring both faith and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of new ideologies and movements, truly exciting and spectacular. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, largely defined by the Iron Curtain separating Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism established the crucial idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was a fundamental by-product of the latter, at the same time critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the lingering angst of the meaninglessness of life.