Robbie Cornelissen

1954 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Robbie Cornelissen is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Martin Roemers, Mark Kent, Peter Verdonk, Peter Vos, and Emo Verkerk. Robbie Cornelissen was born in 1954.

Robbie Cornelissen's Gallery representation

Robbie Cornelissen's work is on display at Art Mûr located in Montréal, Canada.

Robbie Cornelissen in private collections

Robbie Cornelissen's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Eric van 't Hoff Collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Hur Kyung-Ae, Paul Cupido, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the global influence of celebrated artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise of such distinguished artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a prominent architect and designer who embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he relocated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Robbie Cornelissen

Born in 1954, Robbie Cornelissen grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Robbie Cornelissen

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