Joseph Motto

1892

Artist biography

Joseph Motto was a creative artist. Joseph Motto was born in 1892. Artists Marie Jeanne Brémond, Aino Von Boehm, José Antonio Fuster Valiente, Adolf Richard Fleischmann, and William H. Cleland are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Motto

Born in 1892, Joseph Motto was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared 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 follower Carl Jung.

Joseph Motto

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