Aart Johannes Cock

1905 - 1981

Artist biography

Aart Johannes Cock was a creative visual artist, Born in 1905, Aart Johannes Cock passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lillian Hall, Folke Bülow, Heinrich Amersdorffer, Meredith Brosnan, and Margaret Newland Wenstrup.

Further Biographical Context for Aart Johannes Cock

Born in 1905, Aart Johannes Cock's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold 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 established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Aart Johannes Cock

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