Alfiero Cappellini

1905 - 1969

Artist biography

Alfiero Cappellini was an artist, Born in 1905, Alfiero Cappellini passed away in 1969. Artists like Hans Böhme, Laurentius Bleeker, Milo Elvyn Anderson, Marthe Boelens, and Stevan Bodnarov were also born in 1905.

Further Biographical Context for Alfiero Cappellini

Alfiero Cappellini was born in 1905 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The key 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 radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time 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 prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed 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. Significant 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 significance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.