Graça Costa Cabral
1939 - 2016
Graça Costa Cabral was an artist, Born in 1939, Graça Costa Cabral passed away in 2016. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Jose Ramon Artola, Felix Juan Bordes Caballero, An Jinglin, Eugen Bollin, and Chen Wohong.
Further Biographical Context for Graça Costa Cabral
Graça Costa Cabral was born in 1939 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.