Giovanni Battista Molteni

1898 - 1990

Artist biography

Giovanni Battista Molteni was an artist. Born in 1898, Giovanni Battista Molteni passed away in 1990. Artists Josef Dobes, Fulvio Mardino, Helen Bruton, Janis Birzgalis, and Leo Grewenig are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Battista Molteni

Born in 1898, Giovanni Battista Molteni was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris at the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which materialised in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.