Elfriede Blodnig

1899 - 1998

Artist biography

Elfriede Blodnig was a visual artist, Born in 1899, Elfriede Blodnig passed away in 1998. Artists like Benji Asada, Seref Akdik, Isaac Ancer, Lena L. Duncan Alexander, and Bernhard Buss were also born in 1899.

Further Biographical Context for Elfriede Blodnig

Elfriede Blodnig was born in 1899 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively 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 affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved different modes of these significant innovations. 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. 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 ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this time.