Leo Bervoets

1892 - 1978

Artist biography

Leo Bervoets was an artist, Leo Bervoets was born in 1892 and died in 1978. Artists like Charles Argall, Aino Von Boehm, Bertoni Filho, Edward K. Alenius, and Harry Russell Ballinger were also born in 1892.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Bervoets

Leo Bervoets was born in 1892 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Leo Bervoets

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