Robert Mackechnie

1894 - 1975

Artist biography

Robert Mackechnie was a visual artist. Robert Mackechnie was born in 1894 and died in 1975. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Blazena Borovicková-Podperová, Gerrit De Blanken, Nutzi Acontz, Ferdinand W. Ellington, and Pansy Mabel Jackson.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Mackechnie

Born in 1894, Robert Mackechnie was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early 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 renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas began to take hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline across the creative arts as a whole. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Robert Mackechnie

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