Federico Canessi

1906 - 1977

Artist biography

Federico Canessi was an artist, Federico Canessi, born in 1906, died in 1977. Artists José Maria De Almeida, Marguerite Louis Blasingame, Cecil Carstenson, Anton Rooskens, and Bartolomé Ros are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Federico Canessi

Born in 1906, Federico Canessi was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual 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 enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Federico Canessi

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