Homer Cooyama

1897 - 1982

Artist biography

Homer Cooyama was a creative visual artist, Born in 1897, Homer Cooyama passed away in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Steffi Brandl, Luigi Bini, Charles Barraud, Jenny Bolly, and Arthur Bell.

Further Biographical Context for Homer Cooyama

Homer Cooyama was born in 1897 and 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 intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War hatched important developments in the psychological uses 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.

Homer Cooyama

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