Antonio Cannata

1895 - 1960

Artist biography

Antonio Cannata was a creative visual artist, Antonio Cannata, born in 1895, died in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Luiz Varela Aldemira, Wendela Boreel, Joseph Anthony Atchison, Marian Wright Bouche, and Rose D. Bonnor.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Cannata

Born in 1895, Antonio Cannata was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, began to practice pioneering theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Antonio Cannata

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