Jekabs Apinis

1899 - 1945

Artist biography

Jekabs Apinis was a creative artist, Jekabs Apinis, born in 1899, died in 1945. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fontana Lucio, Daphne Constance Allen, Francis Chapin, Emilio Alvarez Moya Ayom, and Maija Grotell.

Further Biographical Context for Jekabs Apinis

Born in 1899, Jekabs Apinis' creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the early years 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 during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed 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 spawned important developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose 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 primary 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.

Jekabs Apinis

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