Emil Heilborn

1900 - 2003

Artist biography

Emil Heilborn was a visual artist. Emil Heilborn was born in 1900 and died in 2003. Also born in 1900 and of this same generation are Margaret Barnard, Gudrun Brask, Charles Dubost, Julio Dediego, and Tatiana Nikolaevna Glebova.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Heilborn

Born in 1900, Emil Heilborn was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early 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 as a member. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst 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 essential founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this time.

Emil Heilborn

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