Josep Alumá

1897 - 1974

Artist biography

Josep Alumá was a creative visual artist, Born in 1897, Josep Alumá passed away in 1974. Artists like Floyd Thron Albright, Maurice Tabard, Céline Aman-Jean, Agnes Olive Allen, and Edward Roydon Abbott were also born in 1897.

Further Biographical Context for Josep Alumá

Josep Alumá was born in 1897 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, 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 such as 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 key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Josep Alumá

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