Ferenc Baranyai

1923

Artist biography

Ferenc Baranyai is an established contemporary artist, Ferenc Baranyai was born in 1923. Artists Jon Shelton, Ali Ali-Khodja, Kenneth Nack, Gustavo Arias Murueta, and Arnold Mesches are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ferenc Baranyai

Born in 1923, Ferenc Baranyai grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ferenc Baranyai

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