Amleto Cencioni

1906 - 1994

Artist biography

Amleto Cencioni was an artist, Born in 1906, Amleto Cencioni passed away in 1994. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Jean Angladon-Debrujeaud, Emil Bröckl, Vicente Arlindo, Charles Biederman, and An Jiwei.

Further Biographical Context for Amleto Cencioni

Amleto Cencioni was born in 1906 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured 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 time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop 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 on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.