Jean Conraets

1895 - 1991

Artist biography

Jean Conraets was an artist, Born in 1895, Jean Conraets passed away in 1991. Artists like Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Irina Alexandrovna, Esther Flint Carter, Gyurky Bela, and Jacob Bates Abbott were also born in 1895.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Conraets

Born in 1895, Jean Conraets' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and communities of artists across the world evolved many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the First World War. 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 essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Jean Conraets

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