Carroll Barnes

1906

Artist biography

Carroll Barnes is seen as an established contemporary artist, Carroll Barnes was born in 1906. Artists Luis Anton, Helene Adema, Sebastiao Salgado, Magda Felicitas Auer, and Ben-Hur Baz are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carroll Barnes

Born in 1906, Carroll Barnes was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. Important 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 many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Carroll Barnes

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