Fritz Burmann

1892 - 1945

Artist biography

Fritz Burmann was a visual artist, Fritz Burmann, born in 1892, died in 1945. Artists Sydney Adamson, Julian Phelps Allan, Armand Jacques Assus, Aleksandra Belcova, and Elmer S. Berge are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Fritz Burmann

Fritz Burmann was born in 1892 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Fritz Burmann

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