Francesco Bonfanti

1898 - 1959

Artist biography

Francesco Bonfanti was a creative artist, Francesco Bonfanti, born in 1898, died in 1959. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Domingo Apellaniz, Aarno Ahtaja, Lino Antonio, Carl Strüwe, and Cécile Bourquin.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Bonfanti

Francesco Bonfanti was born in 1898 and was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, began to practice pioneering theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These pioneering styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Francesco Bonfanti

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