What art movement was the French painter Jean Miotte associated with?
The painter Jean Miotte’s work places him at a crossroads between Lyrical Abstraction, Art Informel and Tachisme. Miotte was influenced by the art of Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault and Jacques Villon. Dance was also a central theme in the work of the artist, who was invited to London by the Ballets Russes and to Monte Carlo by friends who were dancers and choreographers. Miotte’s first figurative paintings often depicted dancers. The artist created his first abstract painting in 1950. The writer Castor Seibel described Jean Miotte’s paintings as follows: “Beyond all realistic figuration, it is an event in itself that finds its expression in the gestural dynamic and its equivalence in colour… knowing how to combine the contradictory in the form seems possible for Miotte, as serenity battles chaos, and gentleness and the savage rub shoulders in happiness.”
Please visit the painter Jean Miotte’s dedicated page or the pages on Lyrical Abstraction, Art Informel and Tachisme to learn more about these art movements.