Emil Cornea

1898 - 1969

Artist biography

Emil Cornea was a creative artist, Born in 1898, Emil Cornea passed away in 1969. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Joseph Bronstein, David Butler, Edouard Joseph Djo Bourgeois, Ross E. Braught, and Arsène Brivot.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Cornea

Emil Cornea was born in 1898, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed 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 incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Emil Cornea