Guillermo Dávila

1898 - 1990

Artist biography

Guillermo Dávila was a visual artist. Guillermo Dávila, born in 1898, died in 1990. Artists like Jacques Aubrun, Emmanuel Defert, Robert Louis E. Barriot, Olaf A. Berge, and Marguerite Stuber Pearson were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Guillermo Dávila

Born in 1898, Guillermo Dávila's creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, began to practice pioneering theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These pioneering styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Guillermo Dávila

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