Robert Barre


Artist biography

Robert Barre is seen as an established contemporary artist, Robert Barre was born in 1910. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Madeleine Barbulee, Harry Andrew Broadd, Claire Baillot-Jourdan, Giana Bressan, and Patrick Sicco Bakker.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Barre

Robert Barre was born in 1910 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Robert Barre

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