Heikki Asunta

1904 - 1959

Artist biography

Heikki Asunta was an artist, Born in 1904, Heikki Asunta passed away in 1959. Artists like Francis Bott, Xanti Schawinsky Estate, Fedor Vasilevic Antonov, Francois Kollar, and Yoshishige Saito were also born in 1904.

Further Biographical Context for Heikki Asunta

Heikki Asunta was born in 1904 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.