Francesco Cristofanetti

1901 - 1951

Artist biography

Francesco Cristofanetti was a creative visual artist, Born in 1901, Francesco Cristofanetti passed away in 1951. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alexander Petrus Asperslagh, Enrique Benitez, Alexander Bogardy, Otto Baumann, and Henry Billings.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Cristofanetti

Born in 1901, Francesco Cristofanetti was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established 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 time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important 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 significance, and developed 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.

Francesco Cristofanetti

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