Edith Aird

1894 - 1929

Artist biography

Edith Aird was an artist, Edith Aird was born in 1894 and died in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Carl C. Preussl, Carl-Oscar Avén, Charles Fayette Taylor, Henryk Stazewski, and Charles Hindenlang.

Further Biographical Context for Edith Aird

Edith Aird was born in 1894 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most productive, 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 across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Edith Aird

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