Blas Canovas


Artist biography

Blas Canovas is an established contemporary visual artist, Blas Canovas was born in 1903. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gunnar Bergquist, Orestes Assali, Joseph Cornell, Gustav Behre, and √Čtienne Blandin.

Further Biographical Context for Blas Canovas

Blas Canovas was born in 1903 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time 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 happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Blas Canovas

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