Francisco Moreno

1926 · Spain

Artist biography

Francisco Moreno is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Spain. Francisco Moreno was born in 1926. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida and Eduardo Arroyo.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Francisco Moreno's work is available for viewing at Erin Cluley Gallery located in Dallas, the United States. Francisco Moreno most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas with the exhibition In the Absence of Others. The exhibition was open from 22 February 2020 until 28 March 2020. Francisco Moreno's only other exhibition is MEXICO, which took place at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, the United States (25 August 2018 - 07 September 2018).

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was significant in establishing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose phases, although he would eventually relocate to France in 1904, Picasso unfolded a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential original member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. Though they were settled in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain during the twentieth century was governed by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were deeply stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are commonly significative of leftist penchants. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Moreno

Francisco Moreno was born in 1926 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated many of these ideas into their radical political ideologies to develop a new kind of magic realism.

Francisco Moreno

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