Solis Art Council presents the works of this major artist of the 20th century, which we have several works. Go to our searchable online catalog
Born in Nice in 1928, Arman Pierre Fernandez was, child with a precocious talent for painting and drawing. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, he signed his first works of his first name "Arman". Son of an antiques dealer, he studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Nice, then moved to Paris to study history of Art at the École du Louvre. His work is initially focused on abstract painting inspired by the works of Nicolas de Staël. Great player, he seeks inspiration in magazines and art books, as well as during his many visits around Europe with his artist friends of Nice, Claude Pascale and Yves Klein.
Arman was one of the first to use as pictorial material of manufactured objects which he equated with extensions of the human. Arman is interested in the status of the object and to report that modern societies maintain with it, between sacralization and consumption. In 1959, he made his first sculptures.
In 1960, he became with Yves Klein one of the founding members of the new realist group. Arman has also installed more than 100 public monuments around the world.
Below a few words for our english readers friends... Born in Nice in 1928, Armand Pierre Fernandez showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing as a child. (Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, he signed his early work with his first name only; he retained a printer's 1958 misspelling of his name for the rest of his career.) The its of an antique dealer and amateur cellist, the artist absorbed an intense appreciation for music, the art of collecting and the cultivation of discriminating taste from an early age. After studies at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Nice, Arman decamped to Paris to study art history at the École du Louvre. His work in these early years focused on abstract paintings inspired by the work of Nicolas de Stael. An avid reader, Arman sought inspiration through books and art reviews, as well as during frequent road trips throughout Europe with his artist friends from Nice, Claude Pascale and Yves Klein.
Painter, sculptor and visual artist, he was one of the first to be used as pictorial material manufactured objects for him assimilated to the human extensions. Arman was interested in the status of the object and the report that modern societies have with it, between sacred and consumption. In 1959 he made his first sculptures.
In 1960, Yves Klein with Arman became a founding member of the New Realists. Arman also installed over 100 public buildings worldwide.
In conclusion, we recommend the sale of the House Cornette de St Cyr tomorrow Friday 10 June 2016 which offers very beautiful works of Arman. Some photos taken on the spot at the expo this afternoon: