Alvaro Cotrim

1904 - 1985

Artist biography

Alvaro Cotrim was a creative artist, Alvaro Cotrim was born in 1904 and died in 1985. Artists like Kenneth Francis Bates, Pedro Pruna O'Cerans, Ariel Agemian, Wayland Baum, and Lily-Carola Benz were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for Alvaro Cotrim

Alvaro Cotrim was born in 1904, grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also enormously influential among artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread worldwide.

Alvaro Cotrim

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