Carolus

1929 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Carolus is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands. Carolus was born in 1929. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Carolus' Gallery representation

Carolus is represented by TORCH in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most important innovators, and is of course viewed as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist scene of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Carolus

Born in 1929, Carolus' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would conclude in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social furore that preoccupied not only artists, but great swathes of the world’s population.

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