Fernando Casas Castanos


Artist biography

Fernando Casas Castanos is a contemporary artist considered well established, Fernando Casas Castanos was born in 1903. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Lotte Beese, Irene Bianucci Soravia, Wilhelm Bruhn, Jean Jesse Baker, and Otto Dept.

Further Biographical Context for Fernando Casas Castanos

Fernando Casas Castanos was born in 1903, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Fernando Casas Castanos

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