Marthe Wery

1930 · Belgium

Artist biography

Marthe Wery is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Belgium. Marthe Wery was born in 1930. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Marcel Broodthaers, Pierre Alechinsky and Jean-Michel Folon.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marthe Wery's work is available for viewing at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels, Belgium. Marthe Wery's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp with the exhibition Solo exhibition (21 March 2020 - 01 May 2020). Marthe Wery's only other exhibition is Group Exhibition , which took place at Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, France (16 May 2019 - 05 July 2019).

Historical Context of Belgium

Surrounded by France and the Netherlands, the small country of Belgium has been significantly influenced by its neighbours throughout time and affirmed itself as an exciting and innovative artistic hub in the later part of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were essential in the developing of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Highly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a prominent artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the late nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders.

Further Biographical Context for Marthe Wery

Marthe Wery was born in 1930 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Marthe Wery

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