Julia Minguillon

1906 - 1965

Artist biography

Julia Minguillon was a visual artist. Born in 1906, Julia Minguillon passed away in 1965. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Gilbert Guillery, Carroll Barnes, Thorvaldur Skúlason, Kurt Gnewikow, and Alfred Loomis Howes.

Further Biographical Context for Julia Minguillon

Born in 1906, Julia Minguillon grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Julia Minguillon

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