José Américo Malanca

1897 - 1967

Artist biography

José Américo Malanca was a creative artist. Born in 1897, José Américo Malanca passed away in 1967. Artists like Alfonso Figueroa, Mária Klauschek, Florence French Holm, Nicholas Eggenhofer, and Karl Friedrich Brust were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for José Américo Malanca

Born in 1897, José Américo Malanca grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fruitful, 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

José Américo Malanca

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