Jean Barbier

1901 - 1999

Artist biography

Jean Barbier was a creative visual artist, Born in 1901, Jean Barbier passed away in 1999. Also born in 1901 and of this same generation are Aldo Ajo, Fahrettin Arkunlar, Archie Bonge, Carl Barkslike, and Josep Amat Pages.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Barbier

Jean Barbier was born in 1901, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Jean Barbier

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