Peter Paul Mommer

1899 - 1963

Artist biography

Peter Paul Mommer was a visual artist. Born in 1899, Peter Paul Mommer passed away in 1963. Artists like Dimitrie Florian, Roger-Louis Dupuy, Vladimir Antihovitch, Chang Dai-Chien, and Chen Zishan were also born in 1899.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Paul Mommer

Peter Paul Mommer was born in 1899 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. At the same time, 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 considered to be the most fruitful, and are considered as the era in art history when modern and modernist ideas 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 defined by 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 types of creative art. Most, if not all, of the philosophies of significant art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced during this era.

Peter Paul Mommer

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