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Jean Miotte

France Born in: 1926

Jean Miotte (1926 – 2016) was a contemporary French painter born in Paris. He studied mathematics and then switched to painting in 1945. He studied in Montparnasse, in the studios of painters Othon Friesz and Zadkine. In 1953, he held his first exhibition at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, which he attended every year thereafter. He is representative of Informal Art and lyrical abstraction. Informal Art refers to a movement characterized by the absence of traditional form and a redefined composition. This movement was born in Europe in the post-war period. 

Inspired by Rouault and Matisse, Miotte attaches great importance to the choice of colours that are traced and swept on the canvas in such a way as to bring out "that sacred element in the energy of life". He went through a figurative period before evolving towards a more gestural painting. His paintings have a choreographic character, they suggest movement while rejecting corporality. He spent a few months in the United States and established relationships with renowned artists such as Rothko, Calder and Lipchitz, who inspired him. Influenced by them, he started a more descriptive work, with more marked contrasts, over wider supports.

Jean Miotte sought to create a universal language defined by abstraction and the notion of movement, of gesture. Through his work, he succeeded in breaking down cultural barriers and create a form of unity. 

Miotte's works have been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world, including the Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund, the Saarlandmuseum in Saarbrücken and the Pinakothek in Munich. In addition, in 2002, he opened his own foundation in New York with a permanent collection of works.

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Jean Miotte, Essor, Painting

Jean Miotte

Essor, 1989
38.2 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 15,918

Jean Miotte, Composition 1, Drawing

Jean Miotte

Composition 1, 1991
9.8 x 7.3 inch
Drawing

$ 1,102

Jean Miotte, Pour les vingt ans de la Différence, Print

Jean Miotte

Pour les vingt ans de la Différence, 1996
29.9 x 18.1 inch
Print

$ 429

Jean Miotte, Abstraction, Sculpture

Jean Miotte

Abstraction, 2015
51.2 x 33.5 x 17.7 inch
Sculpture

$ 29,387

Jean Miotte, Untitled, Painting

Jean Miotte

Untitled, 2006
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 33,000

Jean Miotte, Composition 4, Drawing

Jean Miotte

Composition 4, 1991
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Drawing

$ 1,469

Jean Miotte, Composition sans titre, Print

Jean Miotte

Composition sans titre, 1996
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Print

$ 429

Our recommendations Jean Miotte, Élegie, Print

Jean Miotte

Élegie, 1992
49.6 x 34.6 inch
Print

$ 1,163

Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1975
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,898

Jean Miotte, Danse insolite, Print

Jean Miotte

Danse insolite, 1992
34.3 x 25.6 inch
Print

$ 857

Jean Miotte, Aux 4 vents, Print

Jean Miotte

Aux 4 vents, 1996
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$ 796

Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1992
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 9,183

Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1992
31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 9,183

Jean Miotte, Florida, Print

Jean Miotte

Florida, 1992
49.6 x 34.6 inch
Print

$ 1,163

Jean Miotte, Alcibiade, Print

Jean Miotte

Alcibiade, 1996
46.1 x 63 inch
Print

$ 1,837

Jean Miotte, Le jeu du rêve, Print

Jean Miotte

Le jeu du rêve, 2006
26.4 x 20.5 inch
Print

$ 735

Jean Miotte, Alchimie, Print

Jean Miotte

Alchimie, 1995
12.6 x 9.8 inch
Print

$ 220

Jean Miotte, L'éclosion du printemps, Print

Jean Miotte

L'éclosion du printemps, 1993
49.6 x 34.6 inch
Print

$ 1,163

Jean Miotte, Untitled, Painting

Jean Miotte

Untitled, 1975
39.4 x 38.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 12,244

Jean Miotte, Composition 2, Drawing

Jean Miotte

Composition 2, 1991
10.4 x 8.7 inch
Drawing

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Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1975
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Painting

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1975
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jean Miotte, Esprit, Print

Jean Miotte

Esprit, 1995
12.6 x 9.8 inch
Print

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Jean Miotte, Composition rehaussée à la peinture, Print

Jean Miotte

Composition rehaussée à la peinture, 1983
36.2 x 25 inch
Print

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Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Drawing

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1950
26 x 20.1 x 0 inch
Drawing

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Jean Miotte, Sans titre, Drawing

Jean Miotte

Sans titre, 1950
26 x 20.1 x 0 inch
Drawing

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