James Stewart Carstairs

1890 - 1932

Artist biography

James Stewart Carstairs was a creative artist, Born in 1890, James Stewart Carstairs passed away in 1932. Artists like Eric Bagge, Gaynor Elizabeth Bury, Gregory Orloff, Willy Buddenberg, and Wesley Garrett Becker were also born in 1890.

Further Biographical Context for James Stewart Carstairs

Born in 1890, James Stewart Carstairs' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most productive, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take 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 such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding principles in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

James Stewart Carstairs

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