Dorothea Cooke

1908 - 2001

Artist biography

Dorothea Cooke was a creative artist, Born in 1908, Dorothea Cooke passed away in 2001. Artists Synnoeve Anker Aurdal, Kurt Art, Dorothea Cooke, Mya Buggenhout, and Marcel Bealu are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothea Cooke

Born in 1908, Dorothea Cooke's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Dorothea Cooke

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