Fernande Barrey

1893 - 1960

Artist biography

Fernande Barrey was a creative visual artist, Fernande Barrey, born in 1893, died in 1960. Artists like Germán Cueto, Joan Mirò, Lou Asperslagh, Félix De Block, and Ernst Brödel were also born in 1893.

Further Biographical Context for Fernande Barrey

Fernande Barrey was born in 1893 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.