Francisco Chico Da Silva

1910 - 1985

Artist biography

Francisco Chico Da Silva was an artist, Francisco Chico Da Silva was born in 1910 and died in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Sergio Bonfantini, Antoine Blanchard, Phil Austin, Gaston Chaissac, and Ennio Morlotti.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Chico Da Silva

Francisco Chico Da Silva was born in 1910 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Francisco Chico Da Silva

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