Josef Matička

1893 - 1976

Artist biography

Josef Matička was a creative artist. Josef Matička was born in 1893 and died in 1976. Artists Howard Arlington Metcalfe, Ramón Estalella Pujola, George Sanders Bickerstaff, Ivan Hevesy, and Arthur Fohr are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Josef Matička

Born in 1893, Josef Matička grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a predominant way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Josef Matička

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