Josep Masana

1892 - 1979

Artist biography

Josep Masana was a creative artist. Josep Masana was born in 1892 and died in 1979. Artists like Aage Herlow, Stanley De Graff, Gustave Donnet, Willem Dooijewaard, and Walter Cerny were also born in 1892.

Further Biographical Context for Josep Masana

Born in 1892, Josep Masana was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing a variety of methods of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The idea of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Josep Masana

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