Rafael Montañes Carmona


Artist biography

Rafael Montañes Carmona was a creative artist. Rafael Montañes Carmona was born in 1932. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Roland Ayers, Dick Freeman, Valerio Gelli, Ilmārs Dzerko, and Hélène Bourlier.

Further Biographical Context for Rafael Montañes Carmona

Rafael Montañes Carmona was born in 1932 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Rafael Montañes Carmona

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