Ida Van Bladel


Artist biography

Ida Van Bladel is regarded as a well established artist, Ida Van Bladel was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Levi Amidlak, Ismin Atalay, Gian Luigi Braga, Bernhard Boes, and Augusto Luis Browne De Campos.

Further Biographical Context for Ida Van Bladel

Born in 1931, Ida Van Bladel was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.