Boris Petrovich Chernyshev

1906 - 1969

Artist biography

Boris Petrovich Chernyshev was a visual artist, Boris Petrovich Chernyshev, born in 1906, died in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Kathleen Saywell Allen, Vanda Bittnerova-Bazantova, Serge Baikalov, Arturo Avigdor, and Mikhail Filipovitch Artyukhin.

Further Biographical Context for Boris Petrovich Chernyshev

Boris Petrovich Chernyshev was born in 1906 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began 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 major 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 dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key 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 grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Boris Petrovich Chernyshev

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