Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld

1892 - 1976

Artist biography

Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld was a visual artist, Born in 1892, Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld passed away in 1976. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Antonio Menegazzo Amen, Edmund Kesting, Fritz Bantli, Francisco Franco Bahamonde, and Léon Zack.

Further Biographical Context for Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld

Born in 1892, Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned 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 produced significant developments in the psychological uses 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 established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld

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