Joseph Coletti

1898 - 1973

Artist biography

Joseph Coletti was a creative artist, Joseph Coletti, born in 1898, died in 1973. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Convert, Pablo Amorsolo, Robert Carlyle Barritt, John Barber, and Joseph Bronstein.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Coletti

Born in 1898, Joseph Coletti's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. 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 vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, 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 fruitful, 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 amongst all modes of 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 key founding ideologies in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

Joseph Coletti

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