Pierre Monteret

1897

Artist biography

Pierre Monteret was an artist. Pierre Monteret was born in 1897. Also born in 1897 and of this same generation are Walter Langley Adams, John Maccormack Farmer, Maria Ender, Arla Franklin, and Hubert Jean Mathieu.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Monteret

Born in 1897, Pierre Monteret's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which materialised 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 first 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.

Pierre Monteret

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