Mary Mcmillan

1895

Artist biography

Mary Mcmillan was a visual artist. Mary Mcmillan was born in 1895. Artists like Hans Fries, Antonietta Raphael Mafai, Georges-Emile Guinand, Walter Keith Frame, and Leendert Blok were also born in 1895.

Further Biographical Context for Mary Mcmillan

Born in 1895, Mary Mcmillan was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Mary Mcmillan

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