Karl Opfermann

1891 · Germany

Artist biography

Karl Opfermann is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Germany. Karl Opfermann was born in 1891. Born in the same country and around the same year are Hannah Höch, Max Ernst, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Christian Schad and John Heartfield.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Opfermann

Karl Opfermann was born in 1891 and was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most productive, and are considered as the period in art history when modern and modernist philosophies initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant at this time and defined the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced during this time.

Karl Opfermann

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