Marcel Cougnaud

1899 - 1971

Artist biography

Marcel Cougnaud was a creative artist, Born in 1899, Marcel Cougnaud passed away in 1971. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are Jacob Eiler Bang, Ivanka Bukovac, Heinrich Aufenanger, Thomas Bradley, and Hermann Wilhelm Brellochs.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Cougnaud

Marcel Cougnaud was born in 1899 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively developments 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 different 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 like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the core art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their key founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Marcel Cougnaud

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