Louis Germain

1897

Artist biography

Louis Germain was a creative visual artist. Louis Germain was born in 1897. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Emmanuel Bela, Charles Barraud, Elaine E. Coghlan, Theodora Bradley Cunningham, and Hans Gabriel.

Further Biographical Context for Louis Germain

Born in 1897, Louis Germain was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of well known 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 established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Louis Germain

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