Christian Couillaud

1904 - 1964

Artist biography

Christian Couillaud was a creative visual artist, Christian Couillaud was born in 1904 and died in 1964. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Michal Bylina, Walter Breker, Carmen Buri, Odette Belmonte-Ayme, and Rik Brouwers.

Further Biographical Context for Christian Couillaud

Born in 1904, Christian Couillaud was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused 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.

Christian Couillaud

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