Carlo Cotti

1903 - 1980

Artist biography

Carlo Cotti was an artist, Carlo Cotti, born in 1903, died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bernardas Bučas, Rosalie Berkowitz, Willi Büchel, Ceri Richards, and Vincenzo Bianchini.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Cotti

Carlo Cotti was born in 1903 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism 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 central idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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 internationally.

Carlo Cotti

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