Marcelle Cahn

1895 · France

Artist biography

Marcelle Cahn is an established contemporary artist, who originates from France. Marcelle Cahn was born in 1895. Also born in France around 1895 and of the same generation are André Breton, André Masson, Brassaï and Marcel Duchamp.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcelle Cahn's work is on display at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. Marcelle Cahn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Wenger in Zurich (22 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition Experiments.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Marcelle Cahn

Born in 1895, Marcelle Cahn was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups exploring different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of well known 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.

Marcelle Cahn

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