Georg Hals

1891

Artist biography

Georg Hals was a creative visual artist. Georg Hals was born in 1891. Artists like Dorothea Foster Black, Arthur Gresham, Étienne Albrieux, Clarence Roy Greenway, and Harry Carlsson were also born in 1891.

Further Biographical Context for Georg Hals

Born in 1891, Georg Hals was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. 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 among their numbers. 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 illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this time.

Georg Hals

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