John Motto

1891 - 1965

Artist biography

John Motto was an artist. Born in 1891, John Motto passed away in 1965. Artists Frantisek Foltyn, Toni Danzer, Rudolf Allner, Nils Enström, and Eudore Misonne are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Motto

John Motto was born in 1891 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years 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 among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his acclaimed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their essential founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

John Motto

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