John Castle Harris

1893 - 1967

Artist biography

John Castle Harris was a visual artist, Born in 1893, John Castle Harris passed away in 1967. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Dora Carrington, Dorothy Gladys Bell, Gigi Comolli, Akos Andor, and Karl Bandouch.

Further Biographical Context for John Castle Harris

John Castle Harris was born in 1893, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the twentieth century can be considered to be the most productive, and are considered as the era in art history when modern and modernist ideas first began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an extraordinary rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant at this time and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made at this time.

John Castle Harris

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