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Jean Miotte


Jean Miotte (1926 — 2016) was a French painter known for his lyrical abstract work which channeled introspective thought and athletic movements.

Miotte was a part of the Art Informel movement, and compared his working style to that of jazz musicians or ballet dancers in its use free- flowing movements within a structured practice.

Born on September 8, 1926 in Paris, France, the artist studied under Achille-Émile Othon Friesz and Ossip Zadkine in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. He later travelled to New York, NY in 1961 where he met Modern painters Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell, whose work had a major influence on Miotte’s development, notably the incorporation of aggressive gestural forms.

Miotte experiments in media ranging from oil to acrylic, gouache, ink, etching, lithography, and collage. His use of black paint on a white or raw surface frequently recalls calligraphy; when color appears, it ranges from primaries to earthy tones. Critics say he is unique among the Informels because he continues to grow, fighting repetition, questioning himself and his form of expression. In the 1990s he began producing the canvases currently on display, the largest of his career.

Today, much of his work is held at the Miotte Foundation, a part of the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, as well as in the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the National Museum in Singapore, the Contemporary Art Museum in Dunkirk, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, among others.


让·米奥特(Jean Miotte(1926年-2016年))是一位法国画家,以其抒情抽象作品而闻名,该作品传达了内省的思想和体育运动。

Miotte是Art Informel运动的一部分,将他的工作风格与爵士音乐家或芭蕾舞演员的工作风格进行了比较,并在结构化的练习中使用了自由流动的动作。

他于1926年9月8日出生于法国巴黎,在巴黎蒙帕纳斯附近的阿奇里·埃米尔·奥森·弗里斯(Othon Friesz)和奥西普·扎金(Ossip Zadkine)的指导下学习。后来,他于1961年前往纽约,遇到了现代画家马克·罗斯科和罗伯特·马瑟韦尔,他们的作品对米奥特的发展产生了重大影响,尤其是侵略性手势形式的融合。


如今,他的大部分作品都在纽约切尔西美术馆一部分的米奥特基金会(Miotte Foundation)举行,以及巴黎现代艺术博物馆,新加坡国家博物馆和当代艺术博物馆的藏品中在敦刻尔克(Dunkirk),以及在纽约的所罗门·R·古根海姆博物馆(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)等。



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