José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz

1896 - 1958

Artist biography

José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz was an artist, José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz was born in 1896 and died in 1958. Also born in 1896 and of this same generation are Stephen Anderson, Barbara Armstrong, José Benito Bikandi, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Cirilo Agostini.

Further Biographical Context for José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz

Born in 1896, José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. 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 as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned 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 first took 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 across all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding ideologies in the incredible diversity of work produced during this time.

José Benito Bikandi Y Echaniz

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