Mary Hunter Macnaughton

1892

Artist biography

Mary Hunter Macnaughton was a creative visual artist. Mary Hunter Macnaughton was born in 1892. Artists Fernando Dos Santos, Louis William Bonsib, Theodor Bayer, Archibald Bosch, and Ethel Kathleen Cole are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Mary Hunter Macnaughton

Mary Hunter Macnaughton was born in 1892 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial ideas of depicting 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 noted as the era in art history when modern and modernist philosophies 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 epitomised 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 important art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work made during this era.

Mary Hunter Macnaughton

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