Francisco Badia Y Plasencia

1906 - 2000

Artist biography

Francisco Badia Y Plasencia was an artist, Francisco Badia Y Plasencia, born in 1906, died in 2000. Artists like José Maria De Almeida, Arthur Forbes Ames, Tore Ahlsen, Bartolomé Ros, and Hans Aeschbacher were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Badia Y Plasencia

Francisco Badia Y Plasencia was born in 1906 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Francisco Badia Y Plasencia

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