Helene Czapski-Holzman

1891 - 1968

Artist biography

Helene Czapski-Holzman was an artist, Helene Czapski-Holzman was born in 1891 and died in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Roger Bonnères, Antoni Bartkowski, Giorgio Matteo Aicardi, Paul Blucher, and Erich Colm-Bialla.

Further Biographical Context for Helene Czapski-Holzman

Helene Czapski-Holzman was born in 1891 and was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost 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 painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous 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 WWI. 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 integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Helene Czapski-Holzman

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