Herman Lucien De Cunsel

1907 - 1971

Artist biography

Herman Lucien De Cunsel was a visual artist, Herman Lucien De Cunsel was born in 1907 and died in 1971. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Kovács Zoltán Borbereki, Antoinette-Gabrielle Bonnet, Loty Blanchard, Etta Ackerman, and Heinz Büttner.

Further Biographical Context for Herman Lucien De Cunsel

Born in 1907, Herman Lucien De Cunsel grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Herman Lucien De Cunsel

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