1890 - 1967 · Latvia
Ādolfs Zārdiņš was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in Latvia, like other renowned artists such as Alnis Stackle, Zelma Talberga, Vidvuds Zviedris, Andrejs Kalnačs, and Anna Pommere. Born in 1890, Ādolfs Zārdiņš passed away in 1967.
About Ādolfs Zārdiņš's work
Ādolfs Zārdiņš is best known for creating figurative work. In essence, figurative art is art which represents familiar features of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition seems to be rather simple, figuration still remains in its very soul more than just a depiction of reality. Indeed, the different styles in which figurative art can be executed are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever changing category, in which Ādolfs Zārdiņš's work is mainly grounded. Some prominent artists known for their contribution to figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Ādolfs Zārdiņš in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Ādolfs Zārdiņš
Born in 1890, Ādolfs Zārdiņš grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first 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 as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous 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 horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.