Manuel Casanova Vicuña

1898

Artist biography

Manuel Casanova Vicuña is an established contemporary visual artist, Manuel Casanova Vicuña was born in 1898. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Arne Cassel, Guido Beltrami, Paul Berçot, Léonard Bordes, and Herbert Böttger.

Further Biographical Context for Manuel Casanova Vicuña

Born in 1898, Manuel Casanova Vicuña's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the 20th century can be viewed to be the most productive, and are viewed as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was predominant during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all sectors of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of significant art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced at this time.

Manuel Casanova Vicuña

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