Catsgotmystuff is a modern visual artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other well-known artists such as Grayson Perry, Robert Currie, Graham Nickson, Benjamin Harris , and Jake & Dinos Chapman.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
The UK has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued tremendous wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been significantly overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.