Juan De Dios Mena
1897 - 1954
Juan De Dios Mena was a visual artist. Juan De Dios Mena was born in 1897 and died in 1954. Artists Rowland Wright Alston, Hélier Cosson, Stephen Csoka, William S. Beeken, and Anshelm Dahl are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Juan De Dios Mena
Born in 1897, Juan De Dios Mena's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded 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 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 first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.