Charles Collet

1904 - 1982

Artist biography

Charles Collet was a visual artist, Born in 1904, Charles Collet passed away in 1982. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Bill Brandt, Helen Binyon, Karel Balíček, Milos Babic, and Zvi Aldouby.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Collet

Born in 1904, Charles Collet's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Charles Collet

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