Emil Harlfinger

1891 - 1985

Artist biography

Emil Harlfinger was a creative visual artist. Born in 1891, Emil Harlfinger passed away in 1985. Artists like René Amthor, Armand Ii Guillaumin, Bernardus Dons, Max Autenrieb, and Lorenz Bösken were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Harlfinger

Emil Harlfinger was born in 1891 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, 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 considered to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took 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 amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their key founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Emil Harlfinger

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