Dorothea Foster Black
1891 - 1951
Dorothea Foster Black was a creative visual artist, Dorothea Foster Black, born in 1891, died in 1951. Artists like Charlotte Buchheim, Harry Lane, Charles T. Bowling, Federigo Angeli, and Johann Arnhold were also born in 1891.
Further Biographical Context for Dorothea Foster Black
Dorothea Foster Black was born in 1891 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their key founding philosophies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.