Heinrich Betzold

1891 - 1955

Artist biography

Heinrich Betzold was a visual artist, Born in 1891, Heinrich Betzold passed away in 1955. Artists Étienne Albrieux, Istvan Azary Prihoda, Fernand Boilauges, Alberto Savinio, and Heiner Baumgärtner are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Heinrich Betzold

Born in 1891, Heinrich Betzold's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and vibrant 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 developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Heinrich Betzold

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