1903 - 1973
Dominik Černý was a visual artist, Dominik Černý, born in 1903, died in 1973. Artists Helen Louise Beccard, Frans Berntsen, Eugene J. Ancelot, Alexandru Ciucurencu, and Bernhards Mednītis are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Dominik Černý
Dominik Černý was born in 1903 and was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. 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 expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.