Raphaël Mordant

1898 - 1991

Artist biography

Raphaël Mordant was an artist. Born in 1898, Raphaël Mordant passed away in 1991. Also born in 1898 and of this same generation are Hans Lang, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Domingo Apellaniz, Doris Beer, and Wilhelm Brincke.

Further Biographical Context for Raphaël Mordant

Raphaël Mordant was born in 1898 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Raphaël Mordant

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