1926 - 2013 · Latvia
Dzidra Ezergaile was a visual artist, who originated from Latvia, like other celebrated artists such as Ieva Kraule, Elina Vitola, Ādolfs Zārdiņš, Atis Jākobsons, and Zile Ziemele. Dzidra Ezergaile, born in 1926, died in 2013.
About Dzidra Ezergaile's work
Dzidra Ezergaile is best known for making abstract work. Abstraction, in literal terms, means distancing or suppressing one thing from another. When it comes to the visual arts, it can be understood as creating an artwork which moves away from a true representational reference point. The movement was born in the early 20th century, and can be seen as an attempt to release the artist’s creative energy, through freedom and constant self-renewal. In abstract artworks, the object is schematised, with the use of colours and textures, thus creating a fundamentally new perception of reality. Abstract art can be traced back to Impressionism, and paved the way for a significant number of movements, including Cubism, Surrealism, or Abstract Expressionism, which is still considered to be one the most powerful contemporary art movements. Some critically acclaimed artists renowned for their contribution to Abstraction include Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, or Pablo Picasso.
Dzidra Ezergaile in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Dzidra Ezergaile
Born in 1926, Dzidra Ezergaile's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.