Michel Foucault was a French philosopher and historian. His best known works are Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality.
"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life."
Michel Foucault was born on October 15 1926 in Poitiers, France. He was a French philosopher and historian and became one of the most influential and controversial scholars of the post-World War II period. His best known works are Discipline and Punish and the multi-volume, but incomplete, The History of Sexuality. Foucault died of AIDS-related septicemia in 1984.