Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny

1892 - 1972

Artist biography

Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny was a visual artist, Born in 1892, Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny passed away in 1972. Artists like Stig Borglind, Ruth Athey, Heinrich Angst, Mariano Juan Barilari, and Edmund Kesting were also born in 1892.

Further Biographical Context for Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny

Born in 1892, Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. 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, sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Xénia Boguslawskaja-Pougny

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