Francisco Céa

1908

Artist biography

Francisco Céa is regarded as a well established artist, Francisco Céa was born in 1908. Artists Jane Dunning Baldwin, Cyril Chramosta, Paulo Bensliman, Zomma Beitler, and Anton Albers are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Céa

Francisco Céa was born in 1908 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Francisco Céa

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