Yves Saint-Laurent

1936 · France

Artist biography

Yves Saint-Laurent is an established artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Lucas Verbeke, Marcos Carrasquer, Michel Godjevac, Miller Lévy, and Zenoy were also born in France. Yves Saint-Laurent was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yves Saint-Laurent's work is available for viewing at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Yves Saint-Laurent most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen (12 October 2018 until 24 November 2018) with the exhibition Drawings by Yves Saint Laurent.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent was born in 1936 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Yves Saint-Laurent

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