Eugen Haefelfinger

1898 - 1979

Artist biography

Eugen Haefelfinger was a creative artist. Born in 1898, Eugen Haefelfinger passed away in 1979. Artists like Sergueï Mikhaïlovitch Eisenstein, Liévin Baert, Vicenzo Collucci, Alfonso Amorelli, and Elizabeth Stith Gordon were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Eugen Haefelfinger

Eugen Haefelfinger was born in 1898 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, 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 fertile, 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 extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of 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 astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Eugen Haefelfinger

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