Alexandrina Costa

1906 - 1963

Artist biography

Alexandrina Costa was an artist, Born in 1906, Alexandrina Costa passed away in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Maud Bullen, Nathaniel Charles Burwash, Helene Adema, Henri Edouard Bargin, and Marguerite Rose A. Bielefeldt.

Further Biographical Context for Alexandrina Costa

Born in 1906, Alexandrina Costa was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.