Georges Hugnet

1904 - 1974

Artist biography

Georges Hugnet was a visual artist. Georges Hugnet was born in 1904 and died in 1974. Artists Lucretia Donatti, Georgina Cowan, Ignacio Baixas Castellvi, Sterling Blazy, and Humberto Frangella are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Hugnet

Georges Hugnet was born in 1904 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Georges Hugnet

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