Thomas Bradley

1899 - 1993

Artist biography

Thomas Bradley was a visual artist, Thomas Bradley, born in 1899, died in 1993. Artists like François Barette, Emilio Alvarez Ayllon, Charlotte Bay, Pierre Bourut, and Johannes Ilmari Auerbach were also born in 1899.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Bradley

Thomas Bradley was born in 1899 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed 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 viewed 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 extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. 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 ideologies in the astounding diversity of art produced during this time.

Thomas Bradley

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