Germaine Hennes

1900 - 1977

Artist biography

Germaine Hennes was a creative visual artist. Germaine Hennes was born in 1900 and died in 1977. Artists like Carlos Enriquez Gomez, Martin Galambos, André Bonnamour, Hubert Bizuth, and Pierre Baud were also born in 1900.

Further Biographical Context for Germaine Hennes

Germaine Hennes was born in 1900 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first 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 time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took 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 all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Germaine Hennes

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