Luigi Magnani

1906 - 1984

Artist biography

Luigi Magnani was an artist. Born in 1906, Luigi Magnani passed away in 1984. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arthur Grosemans, Dora Gordine, Jock Manton, George Cockayne, and Christina Bauer.

Further Biographical Context for Luigi Magnani

Born in 1906, Luigi Magnani was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Luigi Magnani

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