Eva Cowell

1897 - 1925

Artist biography

Eva Cowell was a visual artist, Born in 1897, Eva Cowell passed away in 1925. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William S. Beeken, Ferdinando Del Basso, Céline Aman-Jean, Cai Xian, and Dorothy Bradshaw.

Further Biographical Context for Eva Cowell

Eva Cowell was born in 1897 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Eva Cowell

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