Ernest Mancoba

1904 · South Africa

Artist biography

Ernest Mancoba is an established artist, who originates from South Africa, like other well-known artists such as Dylan Lewis, Barend de Wet, Andile Dyalvane, Anton Smit, and Chris Soal. Ernest Mancoba was born in 1904.

Ernest Mancoba's Gallery representation

Ernest Mancoba's work is available for viewing at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Further Biographical Context for Ernest Mancoba

Born in 1904, Ernest Mancoba was largely inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Ernest Mancoba

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