1909 - 1985
Agustí Centelles was a visual artist, Agustí Centelles, born in 1909, died in 1985. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are John R. Ballator, Wilhelm Freddie, Hans Bloch, Conrad Beckmann, and William Burk.
Further Biographical Context for Agustí Centelles
Born in 1909, Agustí Centelles was largely inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.