Petrus Assche Van

1897 - 1974

Artist biography

Petrus Assche Van was a creative visual artist, Born in 1897, Petrus Assche Van passed away in 1974. Also born in 1897 and of this same generation are Olavi Ahlgren, Céline Aman-Jean, Josep Alumá, Albert Müller, and Emil Jacques Grumieaux.

Further Biographical Context for Petrus Assche Van

Petrus Assche Van was born in 1897 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a predominant way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Petrus Assche Van

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