Georges Émile Capon

1890 - 1980

Artist biography

Georges Émile Capon was a visual artist, Born in 1890, Georges Émile Capon passed away in 1980. Also born in 1890 and of this same generation are Pietro Bosoni, Alfred Coleman, Pierre De Belay, Augustus Bryett, and Cornelius Anton Bartels.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Émile Capon

Georges Émile Capon was born in 1890 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Georges Émile Capon

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