Evencio Cortina is an established contemporary visual artist, Evencio Cortina was born in 1938. Artists like Aurelio Silvestre Aparicio, Danielle Bernades, Allen Blagden, Thomas Barrow, and Eduardo Amato were also born in 1938.
Further Biographical Context for Evencio Cortina
Evencio Cortina was born in 1938 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.