Further Biographical Context for Jeanne Loir
Jeanne Loir was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.