Violaine Vieillefond is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as Thomas Mailaender, Vincent Michéa, Aude De Voc, Manon Bellet, and Marthe Wéry.
Violaine Vieillefond in private collections
On Artland, Anne-Claire Simon includes works by Violaine Vieillefond, but also others by Choi Jun Kun, Liam Fallon, and Miriam Tölke, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including 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 fundamental intellectual and cultural centre, originating 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 amidst a multitude of others.