Rodriguez Duflos Adela

1947

Artist biography

Rodriguez Duflos Adela is regarded as a well established artist, Rodriguez Duflos Adela was born in 1947. Also born in 1947 and of this same generation are John Goodman, Zacharias Dewar, Cesar J. Santander, Juan Manuel Echavarría, and Anthony Hernandez.

Further Biographical Context for Rodriguez Duflos Adela

Born in 1947, Rodriguez Duflos Adela grew up during the 1960s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly astonishing across the globe. Evocative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s triggered an explosion of new philosophies and movements, truly exciting and spectacular. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, largely defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the erection 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 boom of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism established the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to eradicate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental ideologies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the emotional and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply relating to Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism strongly influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Rodriguez Duflos Adela

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