Aldo Calo

1910 - 1983

Artist biography

Aldo Calo was an artist, Born in 1910, Aldo Calo passed away in 1983. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Lee Allen, William Edward Lewis Bunn, Jacques Bourdon, Kitty Brandfield, and Madeleine Anderson.

Further Biographical Context for Aldo Calo

Aldo Calo was born in 1910 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Aldo Calo