Charles Colman

1890

Artist biography

Charles Colman is regarded as a well established artist, Charles Colman was born in 1890. Artists Daniele Buzzi, Carl Trier Aagård, Sonia Gordon Brown, Joseph Elmer Yoakum, and James Halstead Brown are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Colman

Born in 1890, Charles Colman grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Charles Colman

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