Heinrich Braun

1893

Artist biography

Heinrich Braun is a contemporary artist considered well established, Heinrich Braun was born in 1893. Artists Gingo Stephanie Albrecht, Ellinor Aiki, Gizella Barabas, Joan Miró, and Julius Bissier are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Heinrich Braun

Heinrich Braun was born in 1893 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 period, 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 illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Heinrich Braun

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