Charles H. Branscombe

1891 - 1922

Artist biography

Charles H. Branscombe was a visual artist, Charles H. Branscombe was born in 1891 and died in 1922. Artists like Alfred Bührer, Abigail Keyes Brown, Raymond Jonson, Daijo Aoki, and Thomas Liddall Armitage were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for Charles H. Branscombe

Charles H. Branscombe was born in 1891 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which materialised in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Charles H. Branscombe

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