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Starting in 1945, Bernard Quentin established a unique connection between writing and visual art and his work is an illustration of this connection.

Dali recognized his originality and described him as a pioneer of cybernetic art and electronic writing. Monumental automatic inscriptions of architectural proportions inspire his practice. All forms of writing can be found in his work: hieroglyphs, pictograms, inscriptions, and graffiti.

Everything that is connected to writing interests and attracts him, and his totem-writings witness the accomplishments of his original practice.

He is also famous, starting in the '60s, when he takes distance from painting, for his environmental interventions and the inflatable structures he produces in cities like New York or Paris. His artworks are situated along the roads or float in the air. He is a landscape architect, a designer and he deciphers the codes of his time and of the cultural environment in which he lives.

Bernard Quentin was a part of the movement against art as a commodity and dedicated his practice to the environment for a while. In 1976, he went back to monumental scriptura1 and the “street poems" and “pbject poems" take an essential place in his practice. In 1977 he produced, with a dozen of artists like Soto, Restany or Messagier, the '1'Art' project. In March 2007, the Musée de la Poste dedicated him a retrospective, an exhibition that retraced his whole artistic career.


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All artworks of Bernard Quentin
Painting, Écrite, Bernard Quentin

Écrite

Bernard Quentin

Painting - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch

£792

Design, Molécul’air blanc, Bernard Quentin

Molécul’air blanc

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 150 x 112 cm Design - 23.6 x 59.1 x 44.1 inch

£704

Print, Rue Poème, Bernard Quentin

Rue Poème

Bernard Quentin

Print - 106 x 37 cm Print - 41.7 x 14.6 inch

£440

Fine Art Drawings, Personnage Ref BDNW11622, Bernard Quentin

Personnage Ref BDNW11622

Bernard Quentin

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 40 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 15.7 inch

£1,760

Sculpture, ART CUBE, Bernard Quentin

ART CUBE

Bernard Quentin

Sculpture - 20 x 20 x 20 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

£2,200

Design, Fauteuil Molécul’air Transparent, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Molécul’air Transparent

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 150 x 112 cm Design - 23.6 x 59.1 x 44.1 inch

£704

Design, Fauteuil Molécul’air Orange, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Molécul’air Orange

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 150 x 112 cm Design - 23.6 x 59.1 x 44.1 inch

£704

Print, Top, Bernard Quentin

Top

Bernard Quentin

Print - 71 x 110 cm Print - 28 x 43.3 inch

£1,584

Fine Art Drawings, J'aime courir le matin, Bernard Quentin

J'aime courir le matin

Bernard Quentin

Fine Art Drawings - 54 x 70.5 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 21.3 x 27.8 x 0.4 inch

£2,640

Fine Art Drawings, Homo (Séries des mutants), Bernard Quentin

Homo (Séries des mutants)

Bernard Quentin

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 49 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.3 x 0.2 inch

£3,520

Painting, Foule Ref BDNW11624, Bernard Quentin

Foule Ref BDNW11624

Bernard Quentin

Painting - 30 x 40 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

£1,100

Fine Art Drawings, Ceruléum Ref BDNW11625, Bernard Quentin

Ceruléum Ref BDNW11625

Bernard Quentin

Fine Art Drawings - 29 x 50 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 19.7 inch

£1,100

Painting, Foule Ref BDNW11623, Bernard Quentin

Foule Ref BDNW11623

Bernard Quentin

Painting - 25 x 32 cm Painting - 9.8 x 12.6 inch

£1,100

Design, Fauteuil Molécul’air Silver, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Molécul’air Silver

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 150 x 112 cm Design - 23.6 x 59.1 x 44.1 inch

£704

Design, Fauteuil Molécul’air Gold, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Molécul’air Gold

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 150 x 112 cm Design - 23.6 x 59.1 x 44.1 inch

£704

Design, Fauteuil Croissant Silver, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Croissant Silver

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 100 x 30 cm Design - 23.6 x 39.4 x 11.8 inch

£352

Design, Fauteuil Croissant Orange, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Croissant Orange

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 100 x 30 cm Design - 23.6 x 39.4 x 11.8 inch

£352

Design, Fauteuil Croissant Gold, Bernard Quentin

Fauteuil Croissant Gold

Bernard Quentin

Design - 60 x 100 x 30 cm Design - 23.6 x 39.4 x 11.8 inch

£352

Sculpture, Terre - Gold, Bernard Quentin

Terre - Gold

Bernard Quentin

Sculpture - 8 x 8 x 8 cm Sculpture - 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch

£246

Sculpture, Terre - Silver, Bernard Quentin

Terre - Silver

Bernard Quentin

Sculpture - 8 x 8 x 8 cm Sculpture - 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch

£246

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What are their 3 main works?
What is Bernard Quentin’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Colorful pop sculptors
When was Bernard Quentin born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1923