Maurice Brianchon

1899 - 1979

Artist biography

Maurice Brianchon was an artist, Maurice Brianchon, born in 1899, died in 1979. Also born in 1899 and of this same generation are John Bowes, Boris Artzybasheff, Kazimierz Bieroński, Erich Behrendt, and Mabel Randolph Brooks.

Further Biographical Context for Maurice Brianchon

Born in 1899, Maurice Brianchon's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic advances 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 associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced 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 developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Maurice Brianchon

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