1898 - 1962
Marc Colmant was a visual artist, Marc Colmant, born in 1898, died in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dick Calkins, Frits A. Van Bemmel, Pablo Amorsolo, Aune Äyräpää, and Charles Merrick Capps.
Further Biographical Context for Marc Colmant
Born in 1898, Marc Colmant was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding principles in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.