Florence Broadhurst

1899 - 1977

Artist biography

Florence Broadhurst was an artist, Born in 1899, Florence Broadhurst passed away in 1977. Artists like Erik Aaes, Ernest G. Bachrach, Anselme Boix-Vives, Rufino Tamayo (P)*, and Ralph Steiner were also born in 1899.

Further Biographical Context for Florence Broadhurst

Born in 1899, Florence Broadhurst's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 as a member. In Paris during the same time, 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 first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Florence Broadhurst

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