Jean Michel Atlan Biography

Jean-Michel Atlan left behind an expressive oeuvre with great power of poetic and pictorial expression. As an essential and unique element of the Parisian art scene of the immediate post-war period and “les abstraits”, he shared his particular interest in poetry, literature and philosophy, during salons in his Paris studio together with Francis Picabia. The "Titan of modern art" testified not only to his ability to use a variety of classical materials (ink, tempera, oil on canvas or pastel), but also to his mastery of light and colour and an outstanding expression between abstraction and object. From his early drawings, which recall the beginnings of Japanese calligraphy (Sumiye), to his abstract paintings and lyrical abstractions, Atlan always focused on one goal: to bring his forms to life.

Jean Michel Atlan Featured Artworks

Untitled by Jean Michel Atlan contemporary artwork painting
Jean Michel Atlan Untitled, 1959 Oil on canvas
73 x 50 cm
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Zénith by Jean Michel Atlan contemporary artwork painting
Jean Michel Atlan Zénith, 1958 Oil on canvas
116 x 73 cm
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Le couple by Jean Michel Atlan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jean Michel Atlan Le couple, 1959 Gouache, tempera and pastel on cardboard
55 x 46 cm
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Jean Michel Atlan Recent Exhibitions

Jean Michel Atlan Represented By

SETAREH contemporary art gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany SETAREH Berlin, Düsseldorf
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