Gertrude Rowan Capolino

1899 - 1946

Artist biography

Gertrude Rowan Capolino was a visual artist, Gertrude Rowan Capolino was born in 1899 and died in 1946. Artists like Boris Michajlovic Arcybasev, Gershon Benjamin, Emma S. Boyd, Margaretha Barth, and William Henry Baker were also born in 1899.

Further Biographical Context for Gertrude Rowan Capolino

Born in 1899, Gertrude Rowan Capolino grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 intense, 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 time, 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 hatched important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose 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 disciple Carl Jung.

Gertrude Rowan Capolino

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