Leopoldo De Almeida

1898 - 1975

Artist biography

Leopoldo De Almeida was a creative visual artist, Born in 1898, Leopoldo De Almeida passed away in 1975. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Clayton Whitehill, Katherine Winckler, Agenor Asteriadis, André Heurtaux, and Alexander Calder.

Further Biographical Context for Leopoldo De Almeida

Leopoldo De Almeida was born in 1898 and was largely inspired 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 as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, 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 the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Leopoldo De Almeida

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