Firmin Colardijn

1896 - 1953

Artist biography

Firmin Colardijn was a visual artist, Firmin Colardijn was born in 1896 and died in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Virginie Bianchini, Agustin Aguirre Lopez, Mehemed Fehmy Agha, Jeanne Coppel, and Ruth Armer.

Further Biographical Context for Firmin Colardijn

Firmin Colardijn was born in 1896, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Firmin Colardijn

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