Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn

1898 - 1991

Artist biography

Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn was an artist. Born in 1898, Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn passed away in 1991. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Noël Fontanet, Lynn F. Egbert, Albert Burkart, Vicenzo Collucci, and Charlotte Frauchiger.

Further Biographical Context for Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn

Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn was born in 1898 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn

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