Madeleine Castaing

1894 - 1992

Artist biography

Madeleine Castaing was an artist, Madeleine Castaing, born in 1894, died in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Henry Marvell Carr, Margaret Newton Allen, Gerardus Hendrikus Boskamp, Olchert Braak, and Nicolaas Van Baarle.

Further Biographical Context for Madeleine Castaing

Madeleine Castaing was born in 1894 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many 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 initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Madeleine Castaing

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