Ernesto Canto Da Maya
1890 - 1981
Ernesto Canto Da Maya was a visual artist, Born in 1890, Ernesto Canto Da Maya passed away in 1981. Artists Albert Allmann, John Blomshield, Herman Van Den Abeele, Bohuslav Adamek, and Martha Oathout Ayres are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Ernesto Canto Da Maya
Ernesto Canto Da Maya was born in 1890 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.