Erminio Cidonio

1905 - 1972

Artist biography

Erminio Cidonio was a visual artist, Born in 1905, Erminio Cidonio passed away in 1972. Artists Lucille Rosemary Brown, Paul Émile Borduas, Georg Batscheider, Cecil Walter Bacon, and Paul Bogatay are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Erminio Cidonio

Erminio Cidonio was born in 1905, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative blossoming.