Eustachio Catalano

1893 - 1975

Artist biography

Eustachio Catalano was a visual artist, Born in 1893, Eustachio Catalano passed away in 1975. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Lou Asperslagh, Berthold Bartosch, Ernst Bröcker, Elizabeth Harrington Bass, and George Grosz.

Further Biographical Context for Eustachio Catalano

Eustachio Catalano was born in 1893, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.