George Condo 1/3 – Music, Philosophy and Painting


George Condo est un artiste américain né en 1957 et connu pour sa gamme de portraits largement inspirés par le cubisme, le surréalisme et les tableaux de maîtres anciens.

Habile dessinateur  depuis l’âge de 4 ans, il étudie la théorie de la musique et l’histoire de l’art. A travers ses lectures et ses études sur John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg … il identifie les liens entre la philosophie, la musique et la peinture. Le dialogue entre ces différentes langues définit l’art pour George Condo. Après quelques années d’études, il décide de quitter l’université pour devenir peintre.


George Condo is an American artist born in 1957 known for his range of portraits vastly inspired by cubism, surrealism and old masters paintings.

Skilled drawer since the age of 4 he studied music theory and art history. Through his readings and studies of John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg… he identified the connections between philosophy, music and painting. The dialogue between those different languages defines art for George Condo. After a couples of years studying, he decides to quit college to become a painter.

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