Madeleine Colaço

1907 - 2002

Artist biography

Madeleine Colaço was a creative artist, Madeleine Colaço, born in 1907, died in 2002. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bob Bulgaru, Henry Eugene Compton, Natalie Smith Henry, Harry Carleton Attwood, and Cai Huanqing.

Further Biographical Context for Madeleine Colaço

Madeleine Colaço was born in 1907 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.

Madeleine Colaço

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