Helene Adema


Artist biography

Helene Adema is an established contemporary artist, Helene Adema was born in 1906. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ellen Auerbach, Aixinjueluo Puyi, Ralston Crawford, Sonia Avakian, and Costantino Affer.

Further Biographical Context for Helene Adema

Born in 1906, Helene Adema's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Helene Adema

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