Rodway Barnes


Artist biography

Rodway Barnes is an established artist, Rodway Barnes was born in 1901. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Otto Baumann, Marian Bohusz-Szyszko, Paul Frédéric Joseph Alphonse Julien, Miguel Farré Albages, and Frederick Remahl.

Further Biographical Context for Rodway Barnes

Born in 1901, Rodway Barnes grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Rodway Barnes

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